Author(s): James Franklin*
The belief that a person's practices and beliefs should be understood in light of their own culture is known as cultural relativism. It was established as axiomatic in anthropological research by Franz Boas in the early 20th century and later popularized by his students. Proponents of cultural relativism also tend to argue that the norms and values of one culture should not be evaluated using the norms and values of another. The idea was first expressed by Boas in 1887: According to Boas, "civilization is not something absolute, but is relative, and our ideas and conceptions are true only so far as our civilization goes.
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