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1/15 Questions for “Introduction,” “Nacirema”, and “Culture Blends”: Definitions: Denaturalize- something that doesn’t come naturally. Ethnography (three parts) 1. The cultural study of how and why people do what they do. 2. A particular set of methods that involve close observation of what people say and do. 3. A written analysis produced from data and observations. Ritual/rite- an established or prescribed procedure for a religious organization. From the introduction: What does it mean to refer to culture as “communicatively constituted” and communication as “culturally constituted”? The way a culture interacts is with the same understanding of communication. Communication in one culture could be completely different than communication in another culture. The way people ineract and communicate is different in every culture. What does Miner discover through his research on the Nacirema people? He found that majority of their days are focused on the human body. The whole reason for this is
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