Pros & cons of cultural relativism october 6, 2014 at 4:53am by olivia carros the advantages of cultural relativism is that it is a very tolerant view and fits well with how cultures change, since cultures are constantly developing as our world continues to develop. Demographics that include a large number of separate minority groups can make the cultural terrain a difficult one to navigate “cultural pluralism” refers to one of a handful of competing models for how multiple cultures can co-exist harmoniously within a society. Ethnocentrism is the act of judging another culture based on preconceptions that are found in values and standards of one's own culture   ethnocentric behavior involves judging other groups relative to the preconceptions of one's own ethnic group or culture, especially regarding language , behavior, customs, and religion.
In my opinion, stereotypes in the media are certainly detracting from the cause of diversity and/or assimilation the media is one of the most powerful tools that are out there the media can influence individuals' mind from the moment they are little children. Ethnocentrism / moral absolutism and cultural relativism / moral relativism lie on a gradient i would argue that because of the passivity mentioned above, which would only occur on the deeper ends of cultural / moral relativism, it is just as bad as extreme ethnocentrism. Ethnocentrism page -2-ethnocentrism - a key determinant in international corporate strategy formulation abstract in sociology and psychology the concept of ethnocentrism is widely used to. The cultural relativism advantages and disadvantages which are discussed are based on the theoretical implementation of such a system originally proposed by franz boas in 1887, it is an idea that has never been implemented on a large scale.
Start studying chapter 3 culture & mass media learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools which cultural perspective most likely leads to ethnocentrism b etic the advantages and disadvantages passed down from generation to generation are referred to as _____. The advantages of the ethnocentric approach are: (1) overcomes lack of qualified managers in host country, (2) unified culture, and (3) helps transfer core competencies the disadvantages of the ethnocentric approach are: (1) produces resentment in host country, and (2) can lead to cultural myopia. Ethnocentrism ethnocentrism is the belief that one’s culture is the centre of the world thus considering all other cultures as being inferior this natural circumstance can be expected to emerge where a unity is established between different ethnic, racial or linguistic groups.
A competing idea, cultural relativism is the belief that the culture of people serves particular needs and must be looked at in terms of the world the people inhabit this is often the perspective. Ethnocentrism is the belief that your culture is the standard and that what is normal in your culture should be the rule in every other culture the concept of ethnocentrism is derived from the enlightment critique of western morals as universal and is rooted in the works of authors such as montesquieu and voltaire. The advantage of cultural relativism is that it teaches individual tolerance the disadvantages are that it is a theory that is based on the idea that humans ultimately choose the right thing to do maybe such a system can work in the future. Societies experience the effects of ethnocentrism when citizens have a distinct set of cultural norms and customs, and view traditions and practices used by other people around the world as inferior, odd or abnormal.
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the advantages and disadvantages of the different international staffing approaches with special focus on the positive impacts as well as on the challenges of expatriation. Ethnocentrism is the belief in the superiority of one's own race and a marked preference for one's own culture and its products example of ethnocentricity. Alder (2008) provided a list of potential advantages and disadvantages associated with cultural diversity in the workplace each of the potential advantages and disadvantages she listed is. While the usual definition of ethnocentrism is “the belief in the inherent superiority of one’s own ethnic group of culture”, a more accurate way to describe the term is “judging other groups as inferior to one’s own.
Advantages and disadvantages of ethnocentrism advantages of total quality management (tqm) “presumed american cultural norms” and “presumed cultural norms of other cultures” based on personal experience, list the possible advantages and disadvantages of each cultural norm also, indicate whether the norms are true. In the article, the ethnocentric approach will be comprehensively and deeply analyzed, and then the advantages and disadvantages of ethnocentric approach will be figured out. Disadvantages implies we can't criticise witch burning, drug abuse, holocaust etc - allows for no evaluation/criticism of bad things due to differing attitudes doesn't allow progress, no requirement to better society - eg length of time taken to denounce slavery, but progress has been made.
What are the main advantages and disadvantages of the ethnocentric, polycentric and geocentric approaches to marketing strategy globally when is each approach appropriate the main advantage of ethnocentric approach is ease of execution as the strategies pursued in domestic markets are being replicated in international markets. Ethnocentrism 1 erin alkiresamantha gartonmatthew leonard leland woodethnocentrism 2 the term was coined by american yale professor, william graham sumnersumner defined ethnocentrism as:what is ethnocentrism[the] view of things in which one´s group is the center of everything, and others are scaled and rated with reference to it each group. In this view, all cultures have their benefits and disadvantages, and we should not automatically assume that our own culture is better and “their” culture is worse ethnocentrism , the opposite view, refers to the tendency to judge another culture by the standards of our own and to the belief that our own culture is indeed superior to. Advantages of ethnocentric approach better coordination between the host and the parent company the culture of the parent company can be easily transferred to the subsidiary company, thereby infusing beliefs and practices into the foreign country.