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Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective (Myanthrolab)

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Societal Organization and Globalization in Cultural Anthropology

 

Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective provides students with an introduction to cultural anthropology through a traditional holistic and integrative approach. 

 

Organized by societal type, this book's primary emphasis is on applied anthropology, with a strong coverage of globalization.  Additionally, it emphasizes three unifying themes: 1) the diversity of human societies and cultural patterns the world over, 2) the similarities that make all humans fundamentally alike, and 3) the interconnections between the sciences and humanities within anthropology.

 

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

Personalize Learning - MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.

 

Improve Critical Thinking - Critical Perspective boxes ask students to step into an anthropologist’s shoes and use their own reasoning and judgment to approach and analyze problems that often arise in research situations.

 

Engage Students - Applying Anthropology boxes show students that anthropological research helps solve problems that are currently faced by today’s societies.  Anthropologists at Work boxes profile prominent anthropologists, providing real life examples of many issues covered in the chapters.

 

Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier!  You can Create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Plus, this text organizes its material based on levels of societal organization and regional topics, instead of structuring the book according to specific topics in anthropology, and devotes five chapters to globalization and culture change!

 

Note: MyAnthroLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyAnthroLab, please visit www.MyAnthroLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyAnthroLab (VP ISBN-10: 0205179290, VP ISBN-13: 9780205179299)

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About the Author

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I. Author Bio

II. Author Letter

 

I. Author Bio

 

Raymond Scupin is Professor of Anthropology and International Studies in Lindenwood University. He received his B.A. degree in history and Asian studies, with a minor in anthropology, from the University of California- 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, Dr. Scupin 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 Muslin minority. In addition, he taught linguistics and conducted linguistic research while based at a Thai University.

 

Dr.Scupin has been teaching undergraduate 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, Dr.Scupin received the Missouri Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

 

Dr.Scupin has published many studies on his ethnographic research in Thailand. He recently 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 and Race and Ethnicity: An Anthropological Focus on the U.S. and the World, and Peoples and Cultures of Asia, all published by Prentice Hall Press.

 
 
II. Author Letter
 

Dear colleague

 

I would like to introduce some of the new features in the eighth edition of Cultural anthropology: a global perspective. This textbook was inspired by one of the first  anthropology textbooks published by prentice hall press authored by the late Eric wolf who emphasized that anthropology has always been scientific and humanistic. Wolf said that "anthropology is both the most scientific of the humanities and the most humanistic of the sciences." (1964:88). We think that this perspective is as relevant today as ever. Eric was kind enough to offer suggestions in developing the first edition of this textbook and we have continued to emphasize his holistic and global focus throughout the different editions. We emphasize what we call the "synthetic-complementary approach" that views the scientific method and the methods within the humanities as complementary and suggest that both perspectives are needed to help explain and understand human behavior and cultures.

 

To achieve our holistic and global focus with coverage of both the classic and the most current research in anthropology, we have had the assistance of many anthropologists who have used and reviewed our textbook for this eighth edition. We have updated and refined all of our chapters in the textbook drawing on the most current research by anthropologists doing research throughout the world.

 

I invite you to consider this new edition of cultural anthropology: a Global Perspective 8th edition to introduce your students to the most current, interesting, and exciting research in our field. You will be able to demonstrate how important anthropological research is to understanding the human condition.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Raymond Scupin

Lindenwood University

rscupin@lindenwood.edu

Table of Contents

Chapter 1     Intro to Anthropology

Chapter 2     Human Evolution

Chapter 3     Culture

Chapter 4     Process of Enculturation

Chapter 5     Language

Chapter 6     Anthropological Explanations

Chapter 7     Analyzing Socio Systems

Chapter 8     Band Societies

Chapter 9     Tribes

Chapter 10   Chiefdoms

Chapter 11   Agricultural States

Chapter 12   Industrial States

Chapter 13   Indigenous Societies

Chapter 14   Globalization in Latin America, Africa & Carribean

Chapter 15   Globalization in Middle East and Asia

Chapter 16   Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 17   Contemporary Global Trends

Chapter 18   Applied Technology

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205158805
Author:
Scupin, Raymond
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Author:
Scupin, Raymond Ph.D.
Author:
Raymond Scupin Ph.D.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MyAnthroLab Series
Publication Date:
20110711
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8.5 x 0.6 in 871 gr

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