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Week 3, Post 2: Post 2: Body Ritual among the Nacirema

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Read the article found in the Lessons–>Lesson 3 section of the site.

Miner, Horace. “Body Rituals among the Nacirema,” American Anthropologist 58 (1956): 503-507.

After reading the article “Body Ritual among the Nacirema,” what are your general thoughts on the article? Also address the following questions:

What cultural practices among Americans might seem peculiar to someone from outside of this society?

What is the cultural meaning of the practices that you mention?

What do the body rituals of the Nacirema tell us about what is important to them as a society?