Cultural Relativism In Anthropology
Every culture is different, with its own symbols, traditions and practices. When studying other cultures researchers have to keep cultural relativism as a priority. Cultural relativism is an important idea that all scholars use. In anthropology, it is used when researchers look at different groups of people like the Yanomamo. When Napoleon Chagnon went and studied one of the most violent group he could not judge their traditions, customs or religious believes with his modern views. Cultural relativism does not only affect culture and different times, but also different races and cultures. This problem started with the Civil War and segregation, but still can continue in our world. Race has and will continue to be an important topic that effects society, but what is power?