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Discussion- Constitute into groups of Fives Horace Miner. “The Body Ritual” • Discuss and list the various aspects of the Nacirema culture that you find unique. Why do you find them unique? • Against each item you have listed, compare it to you own culture. • Do the two differ or are somewhat similar? How so? • What is the one word that would best describe the Nacirema culture?
Ethnocentrism - using our own culture to judge others. • Cultural Relativism -- appreciating other peoples’ way of life (culture) without judging them as superior or inferior to your own.