The Nacirema are STRANGE and SAVAGE, aren’t they? Face laceration, magical tooth potions and women baking their heads! Makes you feel good to be a civilized American, right? This article, and this people have a twist, however. Hold the word Nacirema up to a mirror. What do you see?
Horace Miner is a modern American anthropologist, trained at the University of Chicago. Why do you think Miner would write such an essay? What point is he trying to make?