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    attention given to the Nacirema culture, especially within higher academic circles, several aspects of their ethos have remained elusive and enigmatic. Of particular interest are the mysterious rituals undertaken by the Nacirema which often reveal the inner workings of their society as a whole. One such ritual is the daily attendance of a building known as a myg. Prior to firsthand study of myg buildings and those who attended them, practically nothing was known of the importance or use of the…

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    physically affected if they are cursed, bewitched or otherwise subject to magic (Lévi-Strauss 167-168). Lévi-Strauss then offers a qualification to Cannon’s assertion by saying that there are three elements which must be present in order for a magical ritual to have the desired physical effect. “[…] first, the sorcerer’s belief in the effectiveness of his techniques; second, the patient’s or victim’s belief in the sorcerer’s power; and, finally the faith and expectations of the group, which…

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    Horace Miner used Ethnocentrism because he called the tribe barbaric and inhumane when describing the way they performed the rituals. In order to be able to understand a different culture and their ways there must be no judging and an open mind must be kept. The Nacirema tribe has many practices, norms, and values that are alike to the ones in the community that surrounds us.…

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    Reflection Paper On Subway

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    exchange of cultural, communication, ritual and family bonds with one another all the time. But we never come to realize that its everywhere you go no matter where in society you are you will always see some aspect of this. Last week at work I analysed my workplace. I work at Subway, and I am the youngest employee there I am a subway artist their and yet I see all these aspects of cultural, family bonds, gender, exchange, communication, race/ethnicity, ritual, and labor. After analysing this I…

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    gardens, and make her way to a ruined temple to mate with an Elephant-keeper, a man from a low-class and caste at the middle of the night, and then confront her husband in the face, and refuse to profess guilt and to atone for it through a propitiatory ritual. She describes her love-making to her husband as natural, spontaneous and beautiful: “I wanted to come back to you. I feel fuller. Richer. Warmer. But not ashamed. Because I didn’t plan it. It happened. And it was…

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    Medicine Bag” story, “Apache Girl’s Rite of Passage” video, and the “Cherokee Night Ritual Into Manhood” story are all rites of passages. “The Medicine Bag” is about a boy named Martin receiving his family's tradition from his grandfather and how he feels about it. “Apache Girl’s Rite of Passage” video is about Dachina becoming a woman in her tribe and what she has to go through to become one. “Cherokee Night Ritual Into Manhood” story is about how the Cherokee boys turn into men by staying in…

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    Nacirema Culture Analysis

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    their economy is based on the fruits of their natural habitat and partly because their nation “originated [from] a cultural hero, Notgnihsaw” (Nacirema Ritual, pg. 503). Another aspect of their language shows the importance of the medicine men in the culture. An “ancient and secret language” is used by the medicine men and herbalists (Nacriema Ritual, pg. 504). They use this power and elitism to exploit those who believe and count on the medicine men’s ability and…

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    The Nazca Ritualism

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    the Nazca geoglyphs. Unlike most art of the time, these were on a monumental scale as some were 400+ feet long and straight lines were continuous for 1,000+ feet, stopping at a pile of stones. This pile of stones is important because it links to a ritual of Peruvians still in use today – ceremonial walking. Just as modern ceremonial walkers, the people who created these geoglyphs, “earth writings,” may have later followed the paths they created in the sand, driving the sand further to…

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    Tattoo Marks In Africa

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    scarification or marks were common in the ancient world too. In some regions every ethnic or tribal group have their unique marks. Sometimes the marks can tell you who a person is or where they come from or belong. Some marks are accompanied with religious rituals that may involve animal sacrifice. In some communities their leaders, chiefs and kings are inaugurated in high level religious…

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    Conflict In Religion

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    country where certain rituals…

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