Body Ritual Among the Nacirema Who are you?: Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

By semillama on Monday, September 8, 2003 - 12:50 pm:

    I think that this article is a must read, see if you can figure out who the group is from the article. It also is a good example of how perspective changes the meaning of actions.

By Kazu on Monday, September 8, 2003 - 01:06 pm:

    Oh my god, I haven't seen this article in years. I read it when I was a sophmore in college when I took Anthro 101

By Lapis on Monday, September 8, 2003 - 01:54 pm:

    Wow. I love it.

By Czarina on Monday, September 8, 2003 - 02:04 pm:

    I was fortunate enough to have been able to visit one of these shrines, while I was studying anthro.

    And frankly, I was so fascinated, that to this very day, I imitate some of their rituals.

By dave. on Monday, September 8, 2003 - 02:13 pm:


By patrick on Monday, September 8, 2003 - 02:16 pm:

    i bet nate can give us a live on-site post from one of these shrines. perhaps he can describe what he sees.

By Czarina on Monday, September 8, 2003 - 02:22 pm:

    I think thats a ritual that should be kept "secret".No point in frightening children, and those with a weak constitution.

By Nate on Monday, September 8, 2003 - 03:17 pm:

    this is obviously one of the poorer shrines, as there is no stonework to be found.

    i am, however, in the process of laying brick.

By semillama on Monday, September 8, 2003 - 03:55 pm:


By Ophelia on Monday, September 8, 2003 - 10:28 pm:

    you know, they failed to mention that the privacy of the sacred shrine rituals (as well as the avoiding of bodily exposure) is given a four-year hiatus when shrines are shared to enhance the sense of community in those about to emerge into the adult Nacirema society.

    dorm bathrooms are nasty.

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