Cultural Relativism, Ethnography, Shakespeare (archive)

For Intro-to-Anthropology 2017 we discussed cultural relativism and ethnography using three readings. I am preserving this web-page for course coherence and for the student comments, but recommend these 2021 updates on each of the readings:

  • For the Lavenda and Schultz chapter 8, “How Does the Idea of Cultural Relativism Help Us?” see the 2021 update on Social Life using Anthropology: What Does it Mean to Be Human? and the YouTube lecture:
  • For Lavenda and Schultz module 3, “On Ethnographic Methods” see Cultivating Reflexivity.
  • For “Shakespeare in the Bush” by Laura Bohannan, originally in Natural History (1966) see: