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Studying culture raises difficult questions

To study culture, you have to distance yourself from it, which means the only way to study a culture is by not sharing it. The study of culture ask difficult questions about human nature:

  • To what extend can you really understand yourself?
  • To what extent can a society assess its own practices?
  • What grounds does the anthropologist have to better understand the dynamics of a society than the members of the society themselves?

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