This video defines and discusses cultural relativism and ethnocentrism as did Chapter 4. Although you are to use the information you learned from the book and film, you are to use your own words – plagiarism will result in a grade of a zero. it can not be less than 300 words for each question. Use Microsoft Word to complete this assignment, to check for grammar and spelling.
- Citations, titles, copying questions, references, and other identifying information does not count toward word count.
- You are required to use proper grammar and spelling. When using other sources, citations using APA style are required.
- Direct quotes are not permitted in discussion posting, therefore you must paraphrase and cite.
- According to cultural anthropologists and sociologists, social learning or culture and not biology accounts for differences among people. What exactly does this mean? Explain food preferences using culture—this example can be applied globally or within different regions in the United States.
- When you encounter a culture different than your own, how can you use cultural relativity to understand what you see? What happens when you use your own culture to understand what you are seeing? Continue the food example; how does cultural relativism lead to different conclusions than ethnocentrism?
- How can being culturally relative lead to overlooking human rights issues?
- Who defines human rights? How do you know when a behavior is right or wrong? How do you know if are you being discriminatory by labeling practices as innately wrong or protecting individuals within the culture? When should you ignore culture to protect people?