Laura’s Team Pick
So there’s this guy, Horace Miner, who was a famous anthropologist who studied earth-centric cultures. He was also pretty funny for somebody who was in his prime during the 1950s. While those of you who happened to have taken any sort of social science-y classes might’ve heard of him, I somehow managed to make it through 4 years without hearing so much as a whisper. Luckily a commenter on (the typically-interesting/occasionally-absurd) Sociological Images clued me into his satirical “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema,” which points out just how misinformed academics can be, and how judge-y all of us can be about things that are ‘different.’ This is relevant to your interests if you enjoy discussions of “othering,” if you feel like mainstream publications don’t understand you, or if you liked Motel of the Mysteries as much as I did in fourth grade.