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Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism

Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism

Author: Paul Hannan

This lesson will describe ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, and cultural universals.

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Notes on "Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism"

Source: Intro Music by Mark Hannan; Public Domain Images from www.clker.com; Public Domain

  • Cultural Relativism

    The view that a culture needs to be understood on its own terms, from within, and judged by its own standards, rather than by those of an outside observer.

  • Ethnocentrism

    The attitude that our own culture is superior to others and that our values, beliefs, and behaviors are "more correct."

  • Cultural Universals

    Cultural patterns that are found in all human societies.