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ANT 2000 (Laguer Diaz): Module 1

This is a guide to resources used in Professor Laguer Diaz' introductory anthropology course.



Access the reading: “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” Carefully read Horace Miner's essay on the Nacirema paying attention to all the footnoted text:

  • This article uses word play (inverse word order, like in the name “Nacirema”)
  • Carefully (re)consider your (presumably) life-long, "in-the-field" interactions with the Nacirema.
  • As Miner dealt with various body-related rituals, you are to compose an essay focusing upon one single Nacirema body ritual.
  • The essay should be one page long.

Reading: Body Ritual among the Nacirema

Subject Guide