Summary Of Body Ritual Of The Nacirema By Horace Miner

418 Words2 Pages

Body Ritual of the Nacirema by Horace Miner is a clever piece that describes a foreign sounding culture only to be realized that the group being described is one that is much more familiar. Through his process of describing conventional habits or “rituals” in an unconventional way, he allows the reader to look at this culture through a very unique lens. The Nacirema are the Americans and a representation of the American culture. Although this might not be immediately apparent to the reader, there are a number of hints throughout the text to help come to this realization. The biggest hint might be the fact that “Nacirema” is just “American” spelt backwards. Another major hint comes when Miner describes their geographic location as being, “between

Open Document