The Ethnographic Perspective – In The Style of the Nacirema

I’m completely stuck.

 

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
The Ethnographic Perspective – In The Style of the Nacirema
Get an essay WRITTEN FOR YOU, Plagiarism free, and by an EXPERT!
Order Essay

For this assignment, make sure to review the article “Body Ritual of the Nacirema” by Horace Miner that is under the week 1 learning resources. You may also want to review the articles on fieldwork that are also listed with your week 1 resources.

 

Guidelines

 

For this assignment you should conduct an observation in a setting that you are familiar with (examples are a religious service, a coffee shop, an airport, a sporting event, a concert, etc.). The only criteria is that you should be familiar with this setting. You should conduct observations in your chosen setting for at least one hour and take notes on the different activities and behaviors you observe. You also should make sure to provide a detailed physical description of the setting itself. However, you must present your findings in an essay using the style Miner used in his Nacirema article. In other words, you should approach this familiar setting if you are studying it as an anthropologist viewing a foreign culture for the first time and making it seem ‘strange’ or ‘exotic’ to the reader. Your goal is to write your essay so that even someone from the same culture may not recognize it right away (similar to how some of you may not have realized that Miner was describing basic American personal hygiene and health care in his description). The goal is not to reveal exactly what you are describing but allow the reader to figure it out through your creative description.

 

You should conclude your essay with a discussion on how you see this assignment as relating to ethnocentrism and cultural relativism. How has this assignment changed the way you view cultures that are different from your own? How has this assignment changed the way you view your own culture? Please add any additional thoughts you may have on the ways that anthropologists should approach the study of a particular society.

 

Make sure that your paper is 1000-1500 words long, with numbered pages.

Make sure that your paper is double-spaced, with one-inch margins.

Use in-text citations in AAA (American Anthropological Association) or APA (American Psychological Association) style.

Record all source documents cited in a reference list at the end of your paper.

Homework Paper
Order NOW For A 10% Discount!
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Our Advantages

Plagiarism Free Papers

All our papers are original and written from scratch. We will email you a plagiarism report alongside your completed paper once done.

Free Revisions

All papers are submitted ahead of time. We do this to allow you time to point out any area you would need revision on, and help you for free.

Free Title-page

A title page preceeds all your paper content. Here, you put all your personal information and this we give out for free.

Free Bibliography

Without a reference/bibliography page, any academic paper is incomplete and doesnt qualify for grading. We also offer this for free.

Originality & Security

At Homeworkpaper.net, we take confidentiality seriously and all your personal information is stored safely and do not share it with third parties for any reasons whatsoever. Our work is original and we send plagiarism reports alongside every paper.

24/7 Customer Support

Our agents are online 24/7. Feel free to contact us through email or talk to our live agents.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
Total price:
$0.00

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

We work around the clock to see best customer experience.

Pricing

Flexible Pricing

Our prices are pocket friendly and you can do partial payments. When that is not enough, we have a free enquiry service.

Communication

Admission help & Client-Writer Contact

When you need to elaborate something further to your writer, we provide that button.

Deadlines

Paper Submission

We take deadlines seriously and our papers are submitted ahead of time. We are happy to assist you in case of any adjustments needed.

Reviews

Customer Feedback

Your feedback, good or bad is of great concern to us and we take it very seriously. We are, therefore, constantly adjusting our policies to ensure best customer/writer experience.