American Culture and Prom
This discussion requires you watch a brief, 3-minute video based research from 1956 by anthropologist Horace Miner. This particular video updates Miner’s well-known study of the Nacirema by providing some brief descriptions of Nacirema residential edifices, rituals, food acquisition strategies, and other cultural traits. The goal of Miner’s research and this updated video is to emphasize how important it is for individuals to take nothing for granted about their way of life and recognize that what may seem “normal” to them may be “unthinkable” or “indescribable” to another. Once you have watched/listened to the video, follow the instructions below to participate in this week’s discussion.
Journeys Into Unknown Cultures – The Nacirema –