What is ethnocentrism and cultural relativism and what problems do they present?
Ethnocentrism is a person's use of their own cultural "norms", values and morals to judge another culture. We tend to view the way in which we think and act as correct; deviance from these internal "norms" is seen as wrong or abnormal. I think this tendency exists because our ingrained beliefs are often so strong that the guidelines created for us by our culture makes us see our way as the proper and natural way life should be (that is naturally how culture works). I think that the avoidance of ethnocentrism is difficult, because it would seem that this method of thinking is quite natural.…
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