Horace Miner and observational research

Part
I: Read the provided material, Horace Miner’s Body
Ritual of Among the Nacerima,
Analyze the material by thinking about the following: What was
Miner trying to illustrate with this article? How does the
article relate to conducting research on other “cultures?”
https://www.sfu.ca/~palys/Miner-1956-BodyRitualAmongTheNacirema.pdf
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You
might want to address concepts discussed in your textbook such as
Culture, Cultural Relativism, Ethnocentrism, and Qualitative Research
Methodology.
This
section is worth 20 pts.
Word
Requirement: 300
Part
II: Watch the videos provided. Analyze the material as an
observational researcher from another culture who is unfamiliar with
these phenomena. You may want to analyze the events depicted in
the material, various cultural elements of the people in it and the
internet itself. Finally, explain what purpose these rituals
may serve for the broader culture. This section will be graded
on your ability to maintain objectivity and avoid assumptions.

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Word
Requirement: 500
This
section is worth 30 pts.

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