I wasn’t paying enough attention to the clock today, so our discussion of assignment 2 was cut short. Assignment 2 is posted in the assignments section of the blog. It’s fairly straightforward – write your own Nacirema essay. Make sure you read Horace Miner’s article on the Nacirema from your reader first, so you have a good idea of what we’re looking for.
- You CAN use the same topic as someone else, lots of people will pick the same thing. I suggest you don’t read other folks posted blogs until yours is finished, so you don’t find their ideas creeping into your own essays though.
- You CAN make grandiose interpretations of the culture that may not be right – so long as you can support them with your data, the way Miner supports his discussion of our obsession with healing charms and holy-mouth-men.
- You CAN choose a topic other than the suggestions on the assignment sheet, those are just some ideas I came up with.
- Have fun with this assignment. I look forward to seeing what you discover about our culture!