The watermelon [Full text]
Eva van Roekel Cordiviola 
|Abstract: This semi-fictional short story departs from the epistemological premise that knowledge on feelings should be explored in the complex accumulation of people’s transformative lives and locates these experiences in a dynamic social context of globalising and multicultural imaginative worlds. By doing so, it indirectly explores the boundaries between ethnography and fiction and suggest in-depth insights in the cultural dynamics of people’s feelings at a particular time and place. Through this intimate convergence of ethnography and fiction, where the narrator’s imagination thoughtfully follows situated cultural logics, the semi-fictional story evokes Juan Gabriel’s feelings of guilt and loss in a righteous and inclusive sense.
Keywords: Ethnography, feelings, fiction
 Utrecht University, Netherlands, E.vanRoekel@uu.nl