Jason's First Home Page
Making a homepage may be easy for some people, but
for a graduate of the uni-bomber's school of technophobia like myself,
it is excruciatingly painful. When I first learned I would
be creating my first Web page I immediately ran down to my room,
chewed up a mouthful of tylenol and chugged the nalgene full of red
wine that I had been slowly siphoning from happy hours for weeks (just
Unfortunately, God has plans for me, so he intervened and sent an angel
down to roll me on my side preventing me from happily choking to death
on my own vomit. So appreciate all I have done
with this site, because the stress of constructing it has taken a
decade off my life...
Regardless...Herein is a selection of articles I
wrote for an anthropology class known as Global Cities while traveling
around the world on a cruise ship with a program known as Semester at
Sea. The articles hone in on cultural aspects of the transnational and
the vernacular that I experienced in six different countries.
Vernacular refers to specific cultural practices of a particular
ethnicity or people in a geographical region, while transnational
refers to the culture of globalization that has its own set of cultual
practices that are manifest all over the world. Enjoy!