For the Nacirema essay, you will choose a cultural behavior or practice that you are familiar with. The activities above (from “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema”) are good examples of topics to write about. You can talk about a grooming or cosmetic activity (plastic surgery, wearing makeup, working out, getting dental work done), a sporting activity, an eating activity, a music activity, or something else. Once you have chosen an activity: 1. Pretend that you are a foreign anthropologist observing this activity for the first time, and give a brief (1-2 paragraph) description of the activity using the etic (outsider) perspective. 2. Afterwards, answer all three of the following reflection questions: â— After writing about this activity from the etic perspective, what new insights did you gain that you never noticed before? What are some strengths of the etic perspective? â— What do you think are the limitations of the etic perspective? â— Why do you think it is important to include both the emic and etic perspective in anthropological writing? The full essay should be only about 500-1000 words long. Good luck working on your Nacirema essay, and let me know if you have any questions along the way!