Is cosmopolitanism something you associate with modernity? Observe and give examples of ethnocentrism


-Mamta Dey, Subject matter expert, Edumarz

Solution: Cosmopolitanism means valuing other cultures for their unique principles and values. It means to always be ready to adapt to someone else’s culture and shares one’s culture with others. In this process, neither the indigenous culture loses its base nor the foreign culture becomes part of one’s own culture. Cosmopolitanism is associated with modernity in the contemporary period. Since modernity is a part of today’s world, cosmopolitanism is a part of it.

Ethnocentrism on the other hand refers to when one considers their cultural values and norms superior to everyone else’s. For eg: British people were ethnocentric regarding their own culture. They used to consider Indian culture as orthodox and primitive

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