Nacirema.docx - Cultural Anthropology is the scientific and humanistic study of human beings through time and space from a holistic perspective that

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Cultural Anthropology is the scientific and humanistic study of human beings through time and space from a holistic perspective that enables and constrains the learned cultural behaviors, and social interaction shared within a particular group of people. Although this term is broadly defined, the underline specifics are seen in everyday aspects of life and discussions; however, cultural anthropologists are everywhere and study people of all walks of life. One can find a topic and find some type of study that an anthropologist has conducted on the matter. Cultural anthropology challenges the normative processes of everyday living in a method that takes what is presumed as common or usual by one, and evaluates it through what is understood as unrecognizable perspective to determine internal and external references. The Nacirema article, written by Horace Miner, is an example of how culture challenges the natural instincts of humans to believe that those whom is described to be far from another’s norms are characterized as being different or rather bizarre. The Nacirema culture demonstrates human’s innate internal bias towards atypical behavior. The article illustrated American cultural norms, with the use of creative wording, with a twist many would describe as barbaric behavior; when in actuality, is the everyday activities composed by those reading the article. Miner’s
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