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The Nacirema

readings on American culture

by James P. Spradley

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[by] James P. Spradley and Michael A. Rynkiewich.
ContributionsRynkiewich, Michael A.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21270156M
ISBN 100316807532
OCLC/WorldCa614993591

Nacirema culture is characterized by a highly developed market economy which has evolved in a rich natural habitat. While much of the people’s time is devoted to economic pursuits, a large part of the fruits of these labors and a considerable portion of the day are spent in ritual activity. The focus of this activity is the human body, the. In , anthropologist Horace Miner published an article, "Body Ritual among the Nacirema," in the journal American Nacirema were a fascinating people, prone to strange customs.

  In , Horace Miner published a paper in the American Anthropologist titled "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema," in which he described some of the bizarre rituals and practices of a little-known tribe -- the Nacirema -- living in North er this example: "Special women's rites are performed only four times during each lunar month, but what they lack in frequency is made up in . In Nacirema society, some rituals are performed on a daily basis, and such rituals are the mouth-rites. Individuals insert certain hog with hair into their mouth with some magical powder on it. Moreover, Nacirema individuals do seek a holy mouth-man twice a year for extraction of teeth or repair.

A group called Nacirema, located in North America, believed that the human body is ugly and is prone to “natural tendency” which was debility and disease. Following this “natural tendency”, the “holy mouth man” used magical instruments and drilled them into the holes of cavities created by tooth decay. Nacirema culture is characterized by a highly developed market economy which has evolved in a rich natural habitat. While much of the people's time is devoted to economic pursuits, a large part of the fruits of these labors and a considerable portion of the day are spent in ritual activity. The focus of this activity is the human body, the.


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The Nacirema: Readings on American Culture [James P. Spradley, Michael A. Rynkiewich] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Nacirema: Readings on American Culture5/5(3). The Nacirema book.

Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Body Ritual Among the Nacirema book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Nacirema culture is characterized by a highly developed market economy which has evolved in a rich natural habitat.

While much of the people's time is devoted to economic pursuits, a large part of the fruits of these labors and a considerable portion of the day are spent in ritual activity. The focus of this. The Nacirema’s “Holy-Mouth-Man” The Nacirema have another kind of specialist whose name is best translated as "holy-mouth-man." The Nacirema have an almost extreme horror and fascination with the mouth, the condition of which is believed to have a supernatural influence on all social relationships.

Horace Miner’s “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” has been reprinted in many anthropology readers, including Applying endures as a first-day favorite for Introduction to Anthropology courses, and is read far beyond anthropology.

It has become the most downloaded article from the American Anthropological Association–see What is the Deal with the Nacirema?. Mark Burde, Social‐Science Fiction: The Genesis and Legacy of Horace Miner's “Body Ritual among the Nacirema”, American Anthropologist, /aman,3, Cited by: This article “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” is a satire on the United States of America and the society that has developed.

“Nacirema” spelled in reverse reveals “American” and places the perspective of the reader as if one were investigating a native society that. Nacirema culture is characterized by a highly developed market economy which has evolved in a rich natural habitat.

When first reading the paper it was a slight culture shock but after further reading I realized the paper was actually describing modern-day Americans. Culture is the totality of learned, socially transmitted customs, knowledge, material objects, and behavior.

(Schaefer, R. (n.d.)). In Horace Miner’s essay, Body Ritual among the Nacirema, the author describes in intricate detail the seemingly bizarre cultural practices of a society known as Nacirema.

He pokes fun at the “Nacirema’s” conflicting ideology of obsessing over displays of beauty and opulence while becoming engulfed in indulgent, self-destructive behavior and engrossing the need to continually make more wealth.

Miner, Horace Body Ritual among the Nacirema. American Anthropologist   Nacirema, that “exotic”, far-off place where people do “strange” things is one of the best ways to help students look at American culture as an observer rather than as the standard by which all other cultures should be paper, written by University of Chicago trained anthropologist Horace Miner was originally published in - Simon Fraser University.

Get Your Custom Essay on Horace Miner’s Book Body Ritual Among the Nacirema Just from $13,9/Page Get custom paper Anthropologist, Horace Miner, wrote an article on a tribe called the Nacirema, who originated from Between the Canadian Cree, the Yaqui and Tarahumare of Mexico, and the Carib and Arawak of the Antilles.

The Nacirema: Another Look Written by Horace Miner, this essay of the people group Nacirema is an interesting look at their everyday functions. The tribe Miner describes is seemingly primal and uncivilized, and yet somewhat familiar.

The entire account of these mysterious people describes unusual and strange behaviors and activities. Body Rituals Among the Nacirema, “ by Horace Miner, is an essay written about the Nacirema, or American people, from an outsider’s gives an insight on the Nacireman people, which he describes in his essay as an unknown tribe, and the completing of the Nacireman’s magical beliefs and practices, which involve daily, involuntary body rituals that cause much pain and.

Nacirema culture is characterized by a highly developed market economy which has evolved in a rich natural habitat. While much of the people's time is devoted to economic pursuits, a large part of the fruits of these labors and a considerable portion of the day are spent in ritual activity.

This article “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” is a satire on the United States of America and the society that has developed. “Nacirema” spelled in reverse reveals “American” and places the perspective of the reader as if one were investigating a native society that is based upon a primitive set of rituals and practices.

At first, it stands to learn when and why this term appeared and why it is still popular in the American society. For the first time, this notion was used in the article “Body Rituals Among the Nacirema,” written by Horace Miner in We are going to describe the Nacirema (or Americans), a small tribe, residing in North America.

Body Ritual Among the Nacirema Words | 5 Pages. Body Ritual among the Nacirema Name Course Sociology Date 6/12/ Body Ritual among the Nacirema Horace Miner in the article, Body Ritual Among the Nacirema depicts a society that is growing naturally, but which has transformed itself into a ritual tribe.

This Mediated Culture Book Review explains the way of life of the Nacirema,their various dimensions of culture, as well as cultural norms, values, beliefs and behaviors, and the media framing of the culture. Mediated Culture Book Review Insructions; Students will choose a reality television program that depicts a culture/co-culture unfamiliar to them.The Nacirema are “magic-ridden” peoples, Miner says, and their daily lives are based on daily rituals to dispel the body’s “natural tendency to debility and disease.” .For the Nacirema of Miner’s study ineven simple black-and-white televisions were a new and exotic technology.

Today the Nacirema can be found across the social media landscape on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

This offers us the ability to observe this exotic culture simply by tuning in to their YouTube channels.