How does the article "Body Ritual among the Nacirema" people exemplify a social perspective?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:28 am ad1c9bdddf
Horace Miner wrote the paper "Body Ritual among the Nacirema" and originally published it in the June 1956 edition of American Anthropologist. This article satirizes anthropological and sociological studies of the era (1956). In that time period, scholars approached cultures outside of North America with a colonial and racist lens. Their daily lives were described in much the same way that Miner describes the fictionalized people of the Nacirema. The Nacirema described are actually North Americans specifically living in the United States of America. ...
This article discusses why "Body Ritual among the Nacirema" (1956) by Horace Miner is an important piece of anthropological or sociological writing.