IBNA- A book by American anthropologist Raymond R. Scupin 'Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective' (1998) which offers anthropology based on historical explorations has been published translated and published in Persian.
An acknowledgment of the evolutionary and psychological aspects of human nature as well, two faculty members of the archeology department of Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran Sorour Khorashadi and Hamed Vahdati Nasab. Neday-e Tarikh (Call of History) Publishing has released 'Cultural Anthropology' in 454 pages.
This work also includes great coverage of the scientific method, epistemology, and topics like religion and ritual and delves into both classic and current research in the field, reflecting a commitment to anthropology’s holistic and integrative approach.
The text illuminates how the four core subfields of anthropology―biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology―together yield a comprehensive understanding of humanity. In examining anthropological research, this text often refers to research conducted in other fields, sparking the critical imagination that brings the learning process to life.
Raymond Scupin is Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at Lindenwood University. He received his B.A. degree in history, 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 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.
He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology for more than thirty 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.