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Unformatted text preview: 602, 605 2. The concept of cultural relativism is a key principle in anthropology. At the same time, authors apply this principle in different ways, depending on the subject of their research and the kinds of issues that arise in the field. In what ways do you think Waxler and Brown use this idea? How does it help them make their argument about leprosy and shamanism? 603, 606 3. Singer et.al demonstrate the approach known as Critical Medical Anthropology in their analysis of one Puerto Rican mans problem drinking and ultimate death. What are their findings regarding Juan Guarcias drinking? How and why do they see it as more than a personal problem? Can you think of other examples (from readings, lectures, your own knowledge or experience) in which ethnicity, culture, and/or political-economic conditions contribute to someones suffering?...
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