Cultural Relativism and Ethnocentrism Discussion

Reading:  Nanda and Warms, Culture Counts, Chapter- 2 (available on e-reserve). Pay close attention to the concepts of cultural relativism and ethnocentrism.  Video: “First Contact” (Ethnographic Video On-line, 52 min).?  Available as a streaming video from the John Jay Library.    1. In your own words, define and discuss ethnocentrism. How does the video illustrate the ethnocentrism of the Leahy Brothers? The people of Highland New Guinea?      2.Using your own experiences in trying to understand another culture (or subculture) comment on the ease or difficulty in cross-cultural understanding.

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