Cultural relativism is the principle that an individual's beliefs and activities should be understood by others in terms of that individual's own culture. It is a common principle in Boasian anthropology. It is sometimes argued to not imply moral relativism but this is a contested and debated issue.
- American Anthropological Association: Human rights - on the organization's ambivalent relationship to human rights, partly due to cultural relativist views.
- Ethnocentrism - in one sense, the opposite of cultural relativism.