From an ethnocentrism point of view one may think

Info icon This preview shows pages 2–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
choosing a reliable person. From an ethnocentrism point of view, one may think that their freedom of choice has been stripped from them, and may think that finding a mate on your own is better because then its true love. The boundary at which my cultural relativism ends is at the long elongation ritual done by the hillside people living in Thailand. When girls reach the age of 5 the older women begin to wrap a copper coil around their necks (Paduang). There are a few reasons which explain why they do it; 1) the coiled ring around the neck makes the women uglier, avoiding tiger bites, 2) the neck elongation makes women more beautiful, in order to find a good mate and 3) Its done for tourism, people pay to enter their villages to see this practice (Paduang). This practice harms the body, which is why I think they are better off with out it. Also I think it’s mainly done for tourist attraction which may bring money into the village, but no one should suffer, and it seems to have lost its beauty because its being done to make money.
Image of page 2

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1. “Legend of Kumb Mela” no author 2. “The Reality of Arranged Marriages” By Lacey Savage 3. “The Paduang” no author
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