cultural relativism

cultural relativity

noun Sociology.
a concept that cultural norms and values derive their meaning within a specific social context. Also called cultural relativism. Compare ethnocentrism ( def 2 ).
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Main Entry:  cultural relativism
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the concept that the importance of a particular cultural idea varies from one society or societal subgroup to another, the view that ethical and moral standards are relative to what a particular society or culture believes to be good/bad, right/wrong
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