Anthropology: A Global Perspective 8th Edition by Raymond R. Scupin, ISBN-13:9780134004860
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Publisher: Pearson; 8 edition (January 22, 2015)
For courses in General Anthropology
Global Understanding through Anthropology
Anthropology: A Global Perspective connects readers with other cultures and helps them understand diversity in our modern, globalized world. The text explores current and classical research from all four subfields of anthropology–biological, cultural, linguistic, and archeological–to shape a comprehensive view of humanity.
The Eighth Edition uses a comparative approach in both its examination of facts and its tie to other fields of study. The text centers around three major themes to make material that spans across time and discipline accessible to audiences. Through critical thinking, competing hypotheses, and an in-depth examination of specific data, Anthropology: A Global Perspective introduces readers to the many complex facets of human nature.
About the Author
Raymond Scupin is Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at Lindenwood University. He is currently the Director at the Center for International and Global Studies at Lindenwood. He received his B.A. degree in history and Asian studies, and anthropology, from the University of California—Los Angeles. He completed his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology at the University of California—Santa Barbara. Dr. Scupin is truly a four-field anthropologist. During graduate school, he did archaeological and ethnohistorical research on Native Americans in the Santa Barbara region. He did extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Thailand with a focus on understanding the ethnic and religious movements among the Muslim minority. In addition, Dr. Scupin taught linguistics and conducted linguistic research while based at a Thai university.
Dr. Scupin has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology for more than 30 years at a variety of academic institutions, including community colleges, research universities, and a four-year liberal arts university. Thus, he has taught a very broad spectrum of undergraduate students. Through his teaching experience, Dr. Scupin was prompted to write this textbook, which would allow a wide range of undergraduate students to understand the holistic and global perspectives of the four-field approach in anthropology. In 1999, he received the Missouri Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2007, Dr. Scupin received the Distinguished Scholars Award at Lindenwood University.
Dr. Scupin has published many studies based on his ethnographic research in Thailand. He returned to Thailand and other countries of Southeast Asia to update his ethnographic data on Islamic trends in that area, an increasingly important topic in the post-9/11 world. He is a member of many professional associations, including the American Anthropological Association, the Asian Studies Association, and the Council of Thai Studies. Dr. Scupin has recently authored Religion and Culture: An Anthropological Focus, Race and Ethnicity: The United States and the World, and Peoples and Cultures of Asia, all published by Pearson Prentice Hall.
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