Tag Archives: Family Bonding


Saint Patrick’s Day Food

Context & Analysis My roommate (the subject) and I were sitting in our dorm room talking about how our families celebrated different holidays. The subject’s family is relatively large and extremely tight-knit, as reflected in the subjects emphasis on “we always always do [it]”. Most of her extended family live within an hour radius, and… Continue Reading »

Bonding through Media

Informant Info: The informant is a 21-year-old male who was born and raised in Chanhassen, Minnesota. His parents both moved to America from India when they were in their twenties. He is currently a student at USC studying Electrical Engineering.   Interview Transcript: Interviewer: Do you have any little family traditions among your family?  … Continue Reading »

Ancestral Visits

Informant Info: The informant is a 21-year-old male who was born and raised in Chanhassen, Minnesota. His parents both moved to America from India when they were in their twenties. He is currently a student at USC studying Electrical Engineering.   Interview Transcript: Interviewer: Do your parents, being first generation immigrants, have any traditions or rituals… Continue Reading »

Easter Eggs with Satire

Informant Info: The informant is an 18-year-old from St. Louis, Missouri. She is currently a freshman studying Public Policy at USC. Interview Transcript: Interviewer: With Easter just passing, did you or your family celebrate it? If so, how?   Interviewee: Sooooo…. We are not religious, but we still celebrate Easter. What we do is we dye… Continue Reading »

Hanish Family Pie Tradition

Background: Lila is my best friend from high school. She has a tradition with her dad, Jon, and her younger sister, Sydney, to hand make apple pies for Thanksgiving together. They have been inviting me to be part of this tradition for the past 3 years. Context: I called Lila over FaceTime because she attends… Continue Reading »