Body Rituals Among the Nacirema, “ by Horace Miner, is an essay written about the Nacirema, or American people, from an outsider’s perspective.
Professor Linton’s research on the Body Ritual among the Nacirema qualifies to be qualitative in nature since it tries to answer the question why the Nacirema behaved the way they did in the past. The essay discusses the belief systems and practices of the Nacirema in light to the sociological aspects of culture, cultural relativism, and ethnocentrism.
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema 1 January 2017 Sandra Bullard November 27, 2011 Body Ritual Among the Nacirema Dr. Chan Body Ritual Among the Nacirema The Nacirema are a North American group living in the territory between the Canadian Cree, the Yaqui and Tarahumare of Mexico and the Carib and Arawak of the Antilles.
This essay uses sociological imagination to discuss the present American culture using the body rituals on the Nicarema. Body Ritual of the Nacirema. The Nacirema people exhibit unusual practices, which make them extremely different from other cultural groups. They are one of the cultural groups which can be considered to be extreme in their.
The Nacirema has a rich and an untraceable culture and practice of ritual system that is not common to Americans. In fact their true origins are very mythical. The Nacirema’s economic society has an inspiring marketplace, which delivers many goods and produce however, the Nacirema also promotes two unique social classes, one of great wealth and the other poor.
The Nacirema also have a practice that is very similar to a confessional in Catholicism where they must make regular visits to the tribal Listener. The Listener’s role is to listen to the people as they talk about their problems and then perform specific rituals in an attempt to force the evil thoughts and ideas from their heads (2). Body Rituals.
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema .Body Ritual Among the Nacirema The observation of the Nacirema society as presented by Horace Miner was enlightening in its reflection of our own societal norms. At first I did feel a sense of culture shock upon reading the essay.
This sense of superiority is also found in the “Body Rituals Among the Nacirema.” The author continues to call the rituals and customs of the Nacirema as “unusual” throughout the whole essay and even occasionally calls them masochistic or sadistic (Miner 2009.).