Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

Subgroup Size

Entire group


30 minutes

External cost



Miner, H. (1956). Body ritual among the Nacirema. American Anthropologist, 58(3), 503-507.

Lesson Plan

As a result of using this media resource, participants will be able to: 1. Recognize that their own culture may be seen differently from an outside perspective. 2. Demonstrate a realization of the arbitrariness of cultural customs.