Cultural perspective is the process of understanding things in terms of the cultural context in which they occur. This should not be confused with cultural relativism -- the idea that universal truths do not exist such that culture can't be evaluated by outsiders. Cultural relativism is based on relativism -- the idea that universal reality and knowledge do not exist such that only subjective experience is real. Cultural relativism would imply that you have no insight or right to evaluate cultures outside your own. This would create an academic freeze and tribalism whereby what history, cultures and societies you can research is based on your identity.
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|Overview: Cultural Perspective|
The process of understanding things in terms of the culture that surrounds them.
Not To Be Confused With
Cultural relativism - the idea that universal reality doesn't exist such that a culture can never be criticized from the outside.