Definition of Cultural Relativism
Examples of Cultural Relativism
- Understanding why bullfighting is a practice in Spain (religious factors).
- Understanding why individuals in some parts of Asia eat insects (subsistence strategy).
- Understanding why American individuals place high value on individual success and material wealth (Protestant Reformation in Europe, producing Calvinism; Calvinist New World settlers).
- Understanding why female genital mutilation is practiced in some cultures of sub-Saharan Africa (religion, family honor).
Cultural Relativism Pronunciation
- IPA Pronunciation
- Syllabification: (cul·tur·al rel·a·tiv·ism)
- Plural: cultural relativisms
- Word origin of “cultural” and “relativism” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cultural relativism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-relativism/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
cultural relativism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-relativism/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cultural relativism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-relativism/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“cultural relativism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/cultural-relativism/>.