cultural relativism


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relativism

 [rel´ah-tiv″izm]
a philosophical system that considers truth to be dependent on individual persons, cultural contexts, times, or places.
cultural relativism the understanding of distinct cultures and lifestyles within the context of each culture; the behaviors of a cultural group are evaluated in the context of that specific culture, from an impartial perspective, rather than according to the standards of some other culture.

cultural relativism

a concept that health and normality emerge within a social context and that the content and form of mental health will vary greatly from one culture to another. Differences may result from variations in stressors, symbolic interpretation, acceptance of expression and repression, and cohesion and tolerance of deviation of social groups.
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Therefore, in the beginning it is necessary to answer to the cultural relativism critique to human rights, followed by an answer to the sovereignty critique.
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demonstrates well how these ideas and persons not only formed Benedict but shaped his later responses to such controversial topics as liberation theology, cultural relativism, and the secularization of the West.
The first section of the paper reviews the history of the concept of ethnocentrism and the way that it is tangled in a web of meanings of other concepts including cultural relativism and universalism.

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