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Drew Sennhenn Sociology 12:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays Professor Georgios Chapter 4 Body Ritual Among the Nacirema Horace Miner Twenty three years ago was when the rituals of the Nacirema people were first brought to the attention of any anthropologist. The specific anthropologist was Professor Linton. In the book, it says the Nacirema people are a North American group living in the territory between the Canadian Cree, the Yaqui and Tarahumare of Mexico, and the Carib and Arawak of the Antilles. Their culture would not be considered normal in most Americans mindset. The Nacirema believe that the human body is ugly and it is only natural for it to want to become infected and sick. The house holds of the rich people are similar to those of the poor because of the poorer people wanting their house to look as nice as those with more money. The rich people have stone walls in theirs shrines. The poorer people try to imitate the stone by having pottery plaques on their shrine walls. Every family has at least one shrine. The
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