- Ethnocentric ethics in anthropological research
- Medische Antropologie
- Volume | Issue number
- 23 | 1
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
- The paper discusses the application of ethnocentric ethical rules in anthropological research. The ethnocentrism lies in the
fact that North American and European definitions of right and wrong are imposed on anthropological research everywhere in
the world. Apparently - and ironically - some anthropological committees seem to assume that west- ern values are universally
valid. The paper draws mainly on experiences of the author and of PhD researchers supervised by him.
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