Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban – Cultural Relativism

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No sources needed. Opinion based. Extremely short responses is all that is required.

  1. What prompted Fluehr-Lobban to pass moral judgment on the societies she was studying?
  2. How does she justify herself as an anthropologist who is sensitive to the feelings of the people she was judging?
  3. How, in the opinion of Fluehr-Lobban, is “cultural relativism” being misused by some anthropologists?
  4. What is the downside of taking a more active role in getting reform? Imagine that you are an anthropologist and that the native hosts you are studying refuse you access to the population being studied. Does Fluehr-Lobban recommend soft-pedalling the activism?

Post your thoughts and comments to all the above questions after reading the article by Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban.

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Cultural Relativism by Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban


What prompted Fluehr-Lobban to pass moral judgment on the societies she was


First, Fluer-Lobban made the observation that anthropology was not just about observing and
reporting. There was the need for anthropologists to study cultures and use the information they
gather to safeguard the rights of the people and cultures they study. She was prompted to pass
moral judgments on the societies she...

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