Nacirema Article

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ACTIVITY/PROMPT #1 –Nacirema Article(400 words)

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After reading this article by Minor please answer the following questions:

  • What are your initial impressions of the Nacirema people and their culture?
  • Do you find any of their beliefs or practices strange? Why/why not?
  • Do you find any of their beliefs or practices familiar? Why/why not?
  • Identify at least one example of “material” and one example of “non-material” culture in this article.
  • Without knowing anything else about the Nacirema people where do you think this culture is located?

Why are we reading this article this week?