DARE Interview : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Primary Informant PA171

  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview

  • 1968
  • Informant Data:
  • PA171: White; female; age: 42 (middle-aged); education: high school; community type: urban
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: PA171 (3:01)
  • Full Interview (Tape 1420-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:15 Arthur the Rat
  • 03:25 IQ tests
  • 04:50 Mensa—purpose of organization
  • 07:45 Education—high school graduate
  • 10:15 Frame of reference and its effect on IQ tests
  • 12:45 Discrimination against fat people in the United States, difficulty for thin people to gain weight, weight requirements for models, obesity as an American problem
  • 18:00 Trends in women’s figures
  • 19:25 Eating habits of Americans, account of Siberians who live on yogurt, effect of heredity on weight and longevity
  • 26:10 Acquaintances—hippies, neighbors, a teacher
  • 29:45 Politics—reasons Informant won’t vote for certain people
  • 31:10 Tape end

Details

Fieldworker
Breuer, James
Date
  • 1968
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
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