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The article was to show that the attitude that one carried when studying a people could distort the findings. On the surface the article is yet another 'aren't we so much superior because we don't believe in magic like these primitive people' so common then but the sting in the tail is that Nacirema is American backward and the article is actually applying this dismissive attitude to what was regarded as one of the most technologically advanced cultures on the planet with predictable results.

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