ANT.101, WK1, QUIZ

One of the shortcomings of the theory of historical particularism is: (Points : 1)
the emphasis on past societies rather than contemporary ones.
an emphasis on environmental influences.
an overemphasis on sociocultural differences.
an emphasis on the significance of diffusion. (My answer) Over several years Boas formulated a theory of culture that became known as historical particularism. Boas rejected using environmental factors to explain the unique characteristics of Pacific Northwest cultures. He also downplayed the significance of diffusion from other cultures (Nowak & Laird, 2010)
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