Ashford ant 101 week 1 dq 1 cultural relativismDocument Transcript
ASHFORD ANT 101 Week 1 DQ 1 Cultural RelativismPLEASE DOWNLOAD HERECultural Relativism. Cultural Anthropology gives three distinct meanings ofcultural relativism: a moral stance that requires anthropologists to suspend moraland ethical judgments when interacting with a culture different from their own, amethodological strategy that allows the anthropologist to pay specific attention tothe uniqueness of a culture, and an epistemological position that cultures areunique and therefore knowledge about different cultures is almost inherently notcomparable. (Sec. 1.3).In your forum contribution:a. Discuss what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each of these threekinds of relativism.b. Identify one belief or practice in another culture that you find puzzling, strange,or troubling, and then discuss the extent that cultural relativism is a usefulapproach to understanding and interacting with the people who hold it.c. Discuss the extent that cultural relativism would be a useful approach tounderstanding and interacting with people in your own society that did (or do) thesame.d. Explore the extent to which whether one is studying in ones own country or inanother makes a difference in the applicability of cultural relativism to onesresearch.Your initial response should be at least 150 words in length. Build on the ideasand terminology in the text and your own ideas to support your answers. Pleasesupport your claims with examples from the text, required and recommendedmaterial, and/or scholarly articles. Respond to at least two of your classmates’posts by Day 7.