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Unformatted text preview: Max Weber advocates the use of "value-free" Sociology, which means that one should eliminate, as much as possible, bias and prejudice. Weber calls attention to the German idea of verstehen to describe the practice of understanding unique culture from the standpoint of others. Cultural relativism refers to the understanding of a culture on its own terms. In essence "you have to be able to stand in the other persons shoes." When you can "see" from the perspective of another, then you can understand that culture. Components of Culture Cultural Universals Cultural universal refers to a cultural item that exists in all cultures part and present. Items like religion and language are found in every culture. They are examples of cultural universal...
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, Weber, Ethnocentrism Ethnocentrism