What is the purpose of the nacirema article?
“Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” is important because it demonstrates the problem of representation in ethnography. The purpose of article is to raise the question of how can we study a different culture from the outside and how can we understand our own culture from within.
Why do you think Harold Miner wrote Nacirema?
Miner’s account of the Nacirema—American spelled backwards—was instead a pointed criticism of anthropologists’ tendency to hype up the perceived weirdness of other cultures. His aim, as i09 puts it, was to show that “everything that’s normal to us seems weird to someone else.”
What made it hard to identify who the nacirema are?
The word Nacirema is the word american spelled backwards. It is a term used in sociology to describe the behaviors and cultures of american people. What made it hard to identify who they are? Their cultural believes were complicated and poorly understood by many.
Why is Nacirema American spelled backwards?
It should, because Miner is talking about the American culture. Nacirema is American spelled backwards. This story is trying to get us to look at our own culture from the outside sine we are always thinking we are normal but other cultures are very strange.
Who is the holy mouth man?
In the Nacireman culture, there are also people known as “holy-mouth men,” who the people must visit twice a year. A holy-mouth man’s job is to enlarge any holes that decay might have caused in the mouth. But when you look deeper, you realize that this story is about the American culture.
How are the Nacirema portrayed in the book?
Their ways of life are portrayed as uncivilized and barbaric. The Nacirema perform rituals and rites that are strange to us here in the civilized world. The description and portrayal of this tribe make it very hard for the reader to connect or even begin to understand such a strange people.
Where did the Nacirema come from and where did they come from?
Anthropologists are familiar of many cultures that spread across the world. They are usually not surprised when it comes to bizarre cultures such as the Nacirema. The Nacirema is a North American group, although it suggests that they came from the East little is known about their origins.
What are the beliefs of the Nacirema tribe?
The Nacirema tribe is a North American group with a highly developed market economy that has evolved into a rich natural habitat. The underlying belief of the Nacirema is the human body is ugly and that it has a tendency to weakness and illness.
What did Horace Miner write about the Nacirema?
Horace Miner writes about the Nacirema, a culture steeped in magic and superstition. Their ways of life are portrayed as uncivilized and barbaric. The Nacirema perform rituals and rites that are strange to us here in the civilized world.