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Re-entry into a Home: Indian Folk Belief

Text: MM: “See when we return home after a long time, then it is supposed to be pretty auspicious that in front of the main door of the house someone pour oil on like both sides of the door – before you like enter the house.” MS: “Is it usually when the person is already… Continue Reading »

Adopted Japanese Custom

M is a 20-year-old black woman. She is currently double majoring in NGO’s and Social Change and Communications at the University of Southern California. M grew up in Boston, MA but currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. M primarily speaks English, but she is also fluent in Spanish. M: I actually adopt everyone else’s superstitions. Like if someone’s like… Continue Reading »