Communication is constructed as a cultural practice. Cultural Discourse Analysis believes the communication practices of an organization communicate ideas about identity, values, and relationships. This paper examines a food co-op, The Second Kitchen, and how shared communication and food values create a communicative culture of “community.” By examining two key moments within the organization: how new members are welcomed, and how decisions are made, I highlight the types of relationships created within the organization. This study reveals how the coordinators of The Second Kitchen dictate whether members feel included or excluded in the organization.
Kammerling, Ali, "Cooperating together: How the communication practices of a food cooperative create and reveal relationships" (2013). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 545.