Cultural Differences and Similarities

(Part 1) Describe an aspect of your own culture from an etic (outsider’s) perspective in Part I of the paper. You can describe American culture in
general or you can describe an American subculture, such as a specific geographical
group, a particular ethnicity or r an age related category of Americans
(Part 2 ) Describe an aspect of another culture from an emic (insider’s) perspective in Part II of the paper.

Apply cultural relativism in order to examine misconceptions about culture that may occur due to ethnocentrism.
Keep the distinction between cultural relativism and moral relativism in mind as you write your final paper.
Explain how the practice makes sense in its cultural context.
Analyze your chosen aspect in terms of how it developed as part of a social system within both your culture and another culture.
Analyze your chosen aspect in terms of its purpose as part of a social system both within your own culture and another culture.

Must be five to four double-spaced pages in length (excluding title page and references page, scholarly sources only.

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