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The Race Around the World with Kartikeya and Lord Ganesha

Context: My informant is a 18 year old student from the University of Southern California (USC). This conversation took place one night at Cafe 84, a place where many students at USC go to study at night. The informant and I sat alone at our own table, but were in an open space where there… Continue Reading »

Watermelon Seeds Make You Pregnant

Text: Informant (C): Remember at Walton’s when we used to have watermelon and I refused to eat it and said I was allergic? Collector (J): Yeah C: I was never actually allergic and I actually really liked watermelon, but when I was at school some other dumbass kid told me that people got pregnant from… Continue Reading »

“The Value of Hard Work”

Context & Analysis The subject and I were eating lunch together and I asked him to tell me about any traditions or sayings he remembers from his family. The subject told me he doesn’t have a strong connection with his parents, but that in particular, his parents have always emphasized the value of hard work…. Continue Reading »