Miner, Horace. “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema.” American Anthropologist 1956: 58(3), 503-507.
Body Ritual among the Nacirema Worksheet Name ____________________
1. Where do the Nacirema reside? Have you ever met one?
2. What is magic? Does it exist? Explain.
3. Describe a behavior you consider to be “extreme.” Might others disagree with you?
4. Define “ritual.”
5. According to #4, is this statement true for the Naciema? “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…”
6. What is the shrine (pp.503-4)? What do the Nacirema do there?
7. “Holy-mouth-men.” Who are they?
8. “…a small bundle of hog hairs into the mouth”?? Explain.
9. “latipso” ??
10. “…one other kind of practitioner, known as a ‘listener.’” This is?
11. In closing the article, the author quotes, Malinowski, who wrote (1948:70), “Looking from far and above, from our high places of safety in the developed civilization, it is easy to see all the crudity and irrelevance of magic. But without its power and guidance early man could not have mastered his practical difficulties as he has done, nor could man have advanced to the higher stages of civilization.” Why this quote?
12 Why publish this article?
13. Why are we reading it? For more information read Body Ritual Among the Nacirema on : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nacirema
Plagiarism Free Papers
Thehomeworkwritings.com’s team of writers write all papers from scratch. We deliver 100% original, unique papers. That’s what makes us the best custom homework writing service
We provide unlimited free revisions to all customers and on all papers. Try The Homework Writings today for the best custom homework writing service and experience in the industry.
Thehomeworkwritings.com gives clients title pages free of charge. Your only job is to fill out our order form. We will handle the rest.
As the leading essay writing service, we never submit any paper without a reference/bibliography page. We do this free of charge too.
Originality & Security
At Thehomeworkwritings.com, we take great pride in delivering only high-quality 100% original papers to all our clients. We also never share any of our clients’ information with third parties. Your data is safe with us.
24/7 Customer Support
No other custom homework writing service has a friendly, always available customer support team to respond to clients like us.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
We have the best customer support team for your essay writing needs.
You won’t find any other custom homework writing service with pricing as flexible and affordable as ours.
Admission help & Client-Writer Contact
We provide a direct line of communication with our writers for the best writing experience.
As the leading custom homework writing service, we take deadlines very seriously. You will have your paper submitted on time without any delays.
We truly value your feedback, good or bad, and always use your feedback to help us provide you with an even better custom homework writing service