The CODE-X series catalogs a vast codex of source codes (aka “signs”) extracted from past audits.
Note that signs on their own, while sometimes interesting, only become truly revelatory and useful once they’re sorted into thematic complexes, and the complexes into codes, and the codes into a meaning map. We call this process “thick description”; the Code-X series is thin description.
“MUY BUSY” NORM: Not lazy — in fact, incredibly industrious and proud of our work ethic. A growing awareness that Mexico’s economic woes are a legacy of colonialism — not due to any inherent incapacity of Mexicans. Mexican immigrants to the US depicted — except by FOX News — as “dreamers” striving to succeed… and having to work extra hard because of racism and prejudice.
“MUY BUSY” FORMS: Both women and men expressing pride in their own work ethic. Not only blue collar and service jobs. “It’s in our blood to work hard and put so much passion into our work.” “Grind harder than a molcajete.”
From a 2021 study of “Mexican-ness” codes — as perceived in US culture.