the use of developed and underdeveloped ?
Why would anthropologists question the use of developed and underdeveloped to describe and categorize inhabitants and their relationship with the inhabitants of other lands?
- 8 months ago
So as to best understand these folks cultures
Dreams hopes conflicts and richness and value
Of and to each culture.
How best to meet their needs
And wants, respect-and learn
From their medical remedies
and cures, psychology treatments
Very best wishes
Source:) Rough guess.
- j153eLv 78 months ago
Cultural relativism and political correctness; the desire not to hurt some group's feelings and self-esteem by noting that their economic development is not equal to another country's.
Also, the notion that "truth for you" in a culture = all cultures are equal. National Socialist Germany = Soviet Union = United States. Not particularly absolute moral values...rather, cultural relativism, every culture gets a participation trophy. It's an academic position, very precious, but hypocritical in that most anthropologists would prefer to live in the developed and freer United States.