Between universalism and relativism:
A critique of theUNESCO concepts of culture
 
Thomas Hylland Eriksen
InJane Cowan, Marie-Bénédicte Dembour and Richard Wilson,eds., Culture and Rights: Anthropological Perspectives, pp.127–48. Cambridge University Press 2001.
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In a scathing attack on the classicHerderian—Boasian concept of culture and its dual potentialfor generating relativism and chauvinism, Alain Finkielkraut(1987) notes that the UNESCO was initially founded in anEnlightenment spirit loyal to the universalist legacy of [continua]

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