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The Nacerima Revisted

In 1956, anthropologist Horace Miner published the article for which he is best known, "Body Ritual among the Nacirema." This short but groundbreaking essay described rituals practiced by a fascinating people whom Professor Miner situated ethnographically “between the Canadian Cree, the Yaqui and Tarahumare of Mexico, and the Carib and Arawak of the Antilles.” This article by Jeffrey Kahn revisits Miner's essay and "the strange world of the Nacirema."

To read this article, click on the below link. To read the original Horace Miner article, click here.