Columbia College SOC 111 wk 3 DQ 2 - Ethnocentrism is using...

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Ethnocentrism is using the experiences, values, and norms of one’s own culture asa reference in the judgment of someone else’s culture.This is basically the opposite ofcultural relativism, which promotes that all cultures are inherently equal and that once itshould suspend their own moral and ethical judgments when attempting to analyze, study,and/or understand someone else’s culture.During one of my first experiences abroad, I was in Italy and witnessed a lot ofyoung man holding hands.I made an assumption that they were homosexuals.Later Ilearned that this is not in fact.I found out that this is common practice among friendsand that the Italian people made no correlation to intimacy/sexuality with holding hands.Another example would be when I first arrived in Japan.I had some belongingsshipped over and the moving company arrived at my residence a week after I did.Thefour men who delivered my belongings were all wearing pink overalls.I found this veryodd.I thought it was a little too feminine for men to be wearing pink coveralls.I soon,

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Sociology, Cultural Relativism, Ethnocentrism, Norms, Burma, open mind, Mon people

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