Ethnic Vitality in New Jersey

Ethnic Vitality in New Jersey

Ethnic Vitality in New Jersey

Voices of the Garden State
Life Histories That Shaped New Jersey
Directed by Seran Schug, Ph.D.

Two in One

An Ethnographic Project by Zainab Adeniran-Obe

I chose to schedule a conversation-styled, ethnographic interview with my sister, "Shola". To clarify, my sister is not actually my sister; she is my aunt. Shola is my mother's younger sister, and the youngest of my grandmother's six children. My mother essentially raised my aunt; because of that, my aunt is referred to as my sister, and she refers to my mother as her own mother. In my heart she is my sister, and we share an incredibly strong bond.
Currently, Shola is a registered nurse, is married, and...

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Just a Taste of Greek Easter

An Ethnographic Project by Nikonia Fanourgakis

From Andros, Greece, my "Yiayia" (grandmother in Greek) settled into Southern New Jersey where my family and I have remained, along with our Greek culture and tradition. Staying within Burlington County and Camden County, my family and I have lived in South Jersey all of our lives where we continue to stick to our roots, keeping our Greek heritage alive. One way to do that is by passing down the traditional cooking styles and methods my grandmother has been using for years and is now teaching me. Though many people may have tried some Greek food before, such as gyros and baklava, there are other...

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