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These dueling articles allow us to assess the idea of cultural relativism in 2011, as we prepare for another round of Anthropology 101 courses that must inevitably address the issue. We met a few blocks from the apartment of the day’s interview subject, at a café in the Los Angeles suburb of Tarzana—a concrete jungle named after the principal literary creation of Edgar Rice Burroughs, an early celebrity resident of the area. Accordingly, most of these anthropologists showed less interest in comparing cultures, generalizing about human nature, or discovering universal laws of cultural development, than in understanding particular cultures in those cultures' own terms.

Pages: 200

Publisher: Routledge; New edition edition (August 28, 2010)

ISBN: 1409404242

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