Discussion

DO THIS >> Go to Blackboard and complete the Body Ritual among the Nacerima under the Discussion Tab.

http://www.msu.edu/~jdowell/miner.html
Read the classic anthropological article, “Body Ritual among the Nacerima,” by Horace Minor. After doing so, please answer and then discuss the following questions within your discussion group.

  1. briefly describe the Nacermia culture.  Do any behaviors of this tribe strike you as strange or bizarre?  If so, which ones? Choose a ritual or behavior that you found interesting and talk about it.
  2. How does their culture compare to your own?
  3. Do you think you could live in the Nacermia culture? Explain why or why not.
  4. Did you find it difficult not to be ethnocentric during this assignment? If so, why? ent? If so, why?