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  • Have any of you ever read an anthropological study, written mid-20th Century, called 'Body Rituals of the Nacirema ?

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  • Professor Linton first brought the ritual of the Nacirema to the attention of anthropologists twenty years ago, but the culture of this people is still very poorly understood.

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  • Please write a short essay focusing on one single Nacirema ritual (about 2-3 pages, double space).

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  • In this light, the magical beliefs and practices of the Nacirema present such unusual aspects that it seems desirable to describe them as an example of the extremes to which human behaviour can go.

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  • The Nacirema believe that parents bewitch their own children.

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  • It is to be hoped that, when a thorough study of the Nacirema is made, there will be careful inquiry into the personality structure of these people.

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  • Nacirema culture is characterized by a highly developed market economy which as evolved in a rich natural habitat.

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  • The Nacirema have an almost pathological horror of and fascination with the mouth, the condition of which is believed to have a supernatural influence on all social relationships.

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  • According to Nacirema mythology, their nation was originated by a culture hero, Notgnihsaw, who is otherwise known for two great feats of strength - the throwing of a piece of wampum across the river Pa-To-Mac and the chopping down of a cherry tree in which the Spirit of Truth resided.

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  • In everyday life the Nacirema avoids exposure of his body and its natural functions.

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