A Peak into the Culture of the nacirema

A Peak into the Culture of the nacirema - prone to disease...

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A Peak into the Culture of the nacirema Nacirema: 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 Antiles Interesting Aspects of Their Culture: Every house has shrines in it for rituals o Rituals are not a family affair (rituals=private) o The more shrines in a house, the richer the people living in it are Fundamental underlying belief: human body is ugly and
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Unformatted text preview: prone to disease o Way to combat this=rituals “Mouth Rite”- Daily ritual of inserting hairs on a stick into the mouth, with certain magical powders, then moving the bundle of hairs with some special gestures o Natives consult “Holy Mouth Men” Other Rituals o Daily: Males scrape/lacerate their faces with sharp instruments o Often: Each female bakes her head in an oven for about an hour...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Howard.

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