Unformatted text preview: o Some of the popular aspects of Nacirema culture include: o Medicine men and women (doctors, psychiatrists, and pharmacists) o A charm-box (medicine cabinet) o The mouth-rite ritual (brushing teeth) o A cultural hero known as Notgnihsaw (Washington spelled backwards). o Forces us to confront out own ethnocentrism o We tend to view other, non-Western societies as ritualistic, while our culture is based on rationalism o Ethnocentrism prevents you from seeing their own culture other than normal ** - Possibly on Exam...
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- Fall '09
- Anthropology, body ritual, Northern American Culture o Nacirema, little-known tribe living, NTH101 Readings Notes, typical Western ideal