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To explain people of cultures different from their own in kind, in space, and, often, in time, anthropologists have had to become concerned with cross-cultural comparison as a general problem. To non-anthropologists it may seem a relatively simple matter to go to a place, describe what the people do, and contrast it to whatever benchmark one chooses. It .seemed rather simple to anthropologists for a while. But it does no longer.… (more)