He describes how ridiculous activities go on in the American way of life. This was a fantastic way to open the eyes of a lot of people that are quick to judge another culture based on information they do not understand. Miner did a brilliant job of showing people how to be cultural relativist and just ask the question,
And according to this whole article, I learnt more about this group. For example, they had their culture hero Notgnihsaw, they have highly developed market economy and they had their special ritual activities. Everything I read told me there was a group which named Nacirema had their special way or structure of society for their ritual and ceremony of the human body, the appearance and health. Nacirema was an existence of the other culture in United States. Even though we looked at one thing in different side, I can still know that Nacirema was similar to us.
He also describes many tipes of rituals performed by them. For instance "blood rytuals" which were reflection of the human unconscious". What is interesting Slotkin believes that as well as myth sexual mores are revealing source of insight into the mind. Later in the text he came up the motif of a "way" what I considered to be quite important because it allows us to explore their ways of thinking. Slotkin presents Puritan and Indian's way as completely antithetical concepts and explains it in a very interesting and detailed manner.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 582 DeVRY UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR SPECTOR Tajuna Shape Tajuna629@gmail.com In reading Horace Miner’s article, “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” he describes the extreme rituals, customs and beliefs of a group of people North American people living the region between the Canadian Cree, the Yaqui and Tarahumare of Mexico and the Carib and Arawak of the Antilles. Upon further reading and understanding of the article, as an anthropologist, I came to understand that Miner use of the word Nacirema in the title was deliberate. Nacirema is America spelled backwards. Miner was describing America’s extreme cultural and rituals on their physical appearance and maintaining a youthful lifestyle. In the article, Miner describes how a considerable amount of time is spent daily in ritualistic activities, preparing the body’s appearance and maintaining its health.
Morgan Spurlock would have included this because it emphasis’s how truly worried they all were for his health at this point because not even the doctors imagined the extent of damage the experiment had caused. So why do people still eat these foods? The health risks are obvious. Why don’t people take personal responsibility for what they are doing to their bodies and
Body Ritual among the Nacirema Jennifer K. Miller Ivy Tech-Sellersburg, IN Abstract The Cultural Relativism of Nacirema When I first started reading the article Body Ritual among the Nacirema I was quite put out by these rituals the people performed daily because it was quite disgusting and I sat on the information for a few days until I looked up some more information about this strange tribe and their rituals. I came across an article by Sara Martin on Academia.edu and after reading her summary about these people and how she put it into our everyday cultural I now understand they were just like us. The shrine and charms that they speak of in the article refers to our modern day bathrooms as well as the items in our bathrooms
‘Body Ritual among the Nacirema’ The customs of the Nacirema are vastly different from other human cultures. Professor Linton brought their customs to light to other anthropologists around twenty years. Little is known about this culture and just how it is originated. Nacirema is highly concerned with economic growth and market economy. They believe the human body is ugly and by doing rituals you can avoid ugliness.
I begin to discovery my life in a wrong and wicked ways. Because of peer pressure and wrong circle of friends I taste alcoholic drinks, smokes, and joined in a wrong group. Because I am full of curiosity, what I am doing is a total incorrect in the eyes of my parents and in the eyes of everyone and mostly in the eyes of God. I’ve become total confused in my identity so I had to tray all those things. Seeking your true DNA in the wrong path can’t bring you your true identity.
Michelangelo’s exposure of the nude bodies in the fresco caused a lot of conflicts. It’s main conflict was because the fresco is in a church and him having those nude bodies in a church of Christianity was considered very vulgar and they accused him of immorality. That fresco is known because of its controversy and all the restorations and changes that have been done to
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