In his article “Body Ritual among the Nacirema,” the author, Horance Miner, tells us about a North American tribe living in the territory between the Canadian Cree, the Yaqui and Tarahumare of Mexico, and the Carib and Arawak of the Antilles. The Nacirema has shown to truly be a magic-ridden culture. It is hard to understand how they have managed to exist this long under the burdens, which they impose on themselves everyday. The Nacirema must follow such exotic rituals that we are not used to experiencing
paper by Horace Miner “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” is considered one of the most popular articles in social sciences. It even has its own page on Wikipedia, which increases its popularity among not only anthropologists and scholars, but also ordinary people. There are certainly some reasons why this article became so illustrious, and the major ones are the direction of satire, language choice and academic validity. Undoubtedly, the author wrote “Body rituals among Nacirema” in a satiric way in
human species around the world. Anthropologist, Horace Miner, was particularly interested in the Naciremans. He found their culture to be a paradigm of the absolute extreme human behaviour can go. (Miner, 1956: 503) and wrote about it in Body Ritual among the Nacirema.
Miller as well as his native tribe did not believe they can or will live without it. The Nacirema people were also extremely big on their appearances as many culture are around the world; however, they go about them quite differently than we do. As Americans have done all they can into teaching us, the more we care about our on the inside we will be pleased with our appearances on the inside. On the other hand, Nacirema people the opposite, leading them into caring more on their outer appearance. A great