Nacirema

Perspectives on Society and Culture
Perspectives on Society and Culture
Perspectives on Society and Culture It is very difficult as a reader to make any sense of the rituals performed by the Nacirema. The Nacirema are a people who stress the importance of physical wellness and go to great and to the outsider horrific lengths to ensure this. A professor Linton was the first to shed light on the particularly bizarre lifestyle that is lived by the Nacirema. Physical wellness being so heavily stressed is not the bizarre aspect, it is the spiritual sense and seemingly bl
Beliefs and Worships
Beliefs and Worships
Beliefs and Worships February 3, 2002 Article #31 Many cultures practice various rituals and ceremonies as a tribute to their beliefs and worship. The bizarre values and customs of the Nacirema tribe present such unusual characteristics of cultural behavior. “The fundamental belief underlying the whole system appears to be that the human body is ugly and that its natural tendency is to debility and disease. Incarcerated in such a body, man’s only hope is to avert these characteristics through th