Horace Miner Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

Horace Miner Body Ritual Among the Nacirema - Horace Miner...

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Horace Miner Body Ritual among the Nacirema I. Nacirema tribe represents the extremes to which human behavior can go a) N.American group where tradition originated from the east b) originated by Notgnihsaw, culture hero, who threw a piece of wampum across a river and chopped down a cherry tree . 2. Nacriema Culture a) highly developed market economy b) ritual activity [appearance and health loom as a dominant concern in the ethos of the people.] : man’s only hope is to avert these problems w/ ritual d) body rituals… : occur in shrines inside homes :associated with private/secret ceremonies [not family] 4. Shrines : without it, man dies b) medicine men: acquired language to write ingredients for curative potion c) easy to confuse magic potions and their purpose so they never use it again d) retain old magical material will protect the worshipper 5. Ablution
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2012 for the course ANTHROCUL 222 taught by Professor Davidfrye during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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Horace Miner Body Ritual Among the Nacirema - Horace Miner...

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