What do think of these people? It is such a strange and different society of people, is it not? Now, take a few minutes and think about your daily habits. Things to you that are so routine that you do not even have to think about the task at hand. For the men, how many of you all shave your faces? Is it normal to see a doctor, brush your teeth, take medicines when your sick? Horace Miner study our culture (American) and used it against us. He wanted our ethnocentric societies. This article shows that even our daily activities can seem crazy to other people. Miner wanted to show the importance of understanding other cultures and how ignorance can shelter one from the outside.
I first read this article in my Introduction to Sociology class. As a read it I reacted much like the rest of my class; we were freaked by this odd culture. My professor then told us about who these people were…needless to say we were surprised to hear that it was describing American culture. I thought it would be fun to google the name Nacierma. This video takes a look into our culture today in the eyes of an outsider. It is funny but also it shows how our normal really is not all that normal.