Reading CultureRead “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema”•Horace Miner, 1956•CA text, pp. 4-6What is your first reaction to the Nacirema? Do you like them? Why or why not?Do the Nacirema seem more similar to or different from your own?How? Why?
Reading CultureNacirema is American spelled backward!•Review the article again and consider what you now see differently.Lessons from the Nacirema•Why do you think the author wrote the article in this way? •What do you think of the quote at the end?
Lessons from the NaciremaBe careful about how we view others•Be careful about exoticizing, mystifying, or making people seem alien.•Be cautious about being an outsider viewing others, and about how you represent them.Be careful about how we view ourselves•Do not assume that everything we do is normal, rational, “civilized,” or makes sense.