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Question 1.Question :For your Final Research Paper, you will demonstrate a perspective of cultural relativism throughout your writing. Which of the following is an example of a statement you should notinclude in your paper?Student Answer: Muslim women wear the veil for a variety of reasons, which vary from individual to individual and from culture to culture. Muslim women living in North America and Europe often face scrutiny over their choice to wear the veil, even though many Western people do not fully understand the practice. There are many misconceptions and stereotypes about why Muslim women wear veils. I think all Muslim women are stupid and weak, and this is why theyare forced to wear the veil in submission to their husbands.Instructor Explanation:As Crapo (2013, p.53) notes, cultural relativism is, "the idea that the significance of an act is best understood by the standards of the actor's own culture." In this statement, the student is drawing upon opinion, rather than research on the cultural significance of wearing the veil.
Points Received:1 of 1Comments:Question 2.Question :Which of the following is an example of an emic statement about NativeAmericans?
 For Native Americans, it was terrible when the US government forcibly took their children and sent them away to boarding schools to be "educated," losing their native language and customs along the way. The American government did Native Americans a great service by educating their children for them.Instructor Explanation:From the documentary you watched this week, Indian school: Stories of survival, you know from firsthand testimony that Native Americans suffered greatly because of boarding schools. An emic perspective is an insider's view. Your textbook describes it in this way, “An emic description or analysis—that is, an insider’s or native’s meaningful account—may be written for outsiders but portrays a culture and its meanings as the insider understands it. [...] Anthropologist should strive to interpret the ‘native’s point of view’ by understanding the distinct terms, experiences, and symbolic systems that matter to the people whom the anthropologist is studying” (Crapo, 2013, p.27).Points Received:1 of 1Comments:

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