Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cultural relativism and human rights - Cultural Anthropology - Anthropological Discussion - Anthropology - Message Board - Yuku

Cultural relativism and human rights - Cultural Anthropology - Anthropological Discussion - Anthropology - Message Board - Yuku

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William said...

This message board commenter said:"The most interesting debate on cultural relativism (at least to me) can be found in the field of Human Rights. Many questions come to mind: Can universal human rights really exist in a culturally diverse world? As the international community becomes increasingly integrated, can cultural diversity thrive and survive? And more importantly, in anthropology, can the concept of cultural relativism coexist with the notion of universal human rights? If yes how so? Undoubtedly, cases of genocide allow the clearest insight into where the line between local culture and universal morality lies. But other practices that harm individuals or categories of people (such as female circumcision) present harder questions about the morality of traditional practices."

This is a message board of anthropology students commenting on cultural relativism and human rights exactly as my blog is entitled so I loved it when I found this. I really like the questions that were posed here. I am quite a bit in agreement with this student on all counts 100 percent........

William