(Miner). Identify and discuss the significance of three painful body rituals practiced by the Nacirema. Are you appalled by just how primitive and violent the Nacirema truly are? As an anthropology student, do you think it’s even possible to study such disgusting cultural practices without being totally grossed out? Eeew, yuck!
(Gmelch). What are the similarities and differences between baseball magic and Trobriand fishing magic? What, according to Gmelch, is the purpose of the rituals he describes. What is the larger point?
Identify and discuss one key approach to “culture” from Lavenda and Schultz’s chapter. Support this discussion with one example from the reading, or preferably, from your own experience.