Ethnocentrism - 1 Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism Community College of Allegheny County Sociology 101 Ethnocentrism is defined as the practice of the judgment and arbitration other’s cultures based on just the assumption. People think that their own life is better and judge the behavior of others. People are taught from their very early age to judge others based on the power and lead they have upon others as a whole. Ethnocentric practice is often seen in United States and had a negative impact on the people from different cultures (Kendall, p.61). There are people who are worried about how different other’s cultural practices and principles are and they can do nothing about that because that is what people believe in. A person is an ethnocentric if he thinks others beliefs is unethical and they are not aware that they judges others based on their cultures. A lack of other’s cultural beliefs and life experiences can bring prejudices and hatred to other group of people. However, positive ethnocentrism can be good for everyone because it brings pride and self-awareness among people. Ethnocentrism can make people not to think what is on the other part of the world and what are the life styles in the rest of the world. It can make people blind about the cultural diversity and can cause conflict, discrimination, and inequality among people.
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Cultural relativism is the belief that the culture must be viewed by the culture’s own standards (Kendall, p.62). It is also the idea that lets us see the diverse behavior, actions, and beliefs of a person in significance of his or her cultural values. Every nation on earth has their
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern