of modern humans
Cultural relativism is the claim that an individual's beliefs and activities should be understood by others in terms of that individual's own culture.
It is a common claim 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.