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Body Rituals among Nacirema
Minor, the author sets out to prove ethnocentrism through use of sociological imagination by showing how outside perspective can affect your or one’s perception of a foreign culture, in this article the culture is the Nacirema Tribes.
Minor who attempted to employ culturally relative methods to his research, and have made great improvements in accepting foreign cultures and societies. We must also, realize that this ethnocentric version is in most cases more accurate than we can picture.
Cultural relativism is critical to our understanding of unknown ethnics, religions and cultures. Without it, we are focused solely on misconception s and wrong assumptions, which is what Miner was trying explain. We should being able to personally step back from the safety and comfort of our own situation, while still trying to recognize and get to know another culture requires a full understanding of that cultures beliefs. Being use to our own every day rituals, we see what we do as the truth or the norm, regardless of other people cultures obligators guidance as their norms, and so diversity can be just as shocking for the others, as it is for us at times.
The author (Minor, 1956) make fine points with his writing while at the same time using qualitative research methodology of the Nacirema (American) people and their open body rituals and beliefs through witty remarks and colorful defined language, to place in an environment of an outsider
.Minor describes our beliefs with inappropriate self -diagnosed images, known as our bodies, appearances and the American way of living. If you look at as Minor portrays we as Americans, a foreign cultural group to others can be observed by outsiders as bias by our ethics, ethnicity, beliefs or rituals by our own self…...

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