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Sex, Family and Fertility in Haiti, Volume 1
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Price: Free! Words: 56,550. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
"Timothy t Schwartz challenges prevailing wisdom ... with a strong set of data. He shows the relationship between marriage, family, fertility, agriculture, and emigration in rural Haiti. He relates beliefs with behavior and opportunities and strategies for living. In the process he makes much sense of rural Haitian life." Bill Wedenoja, Missouri State University
Sex, Family and Fertility, Volume 2
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Price: Free! Words: 60,750. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
"Timothy t Schwartz challenges prevailing wisdom ... with a strong set of data. He shows the relationship between marriage, family, fertility, agriculture, and emigration in rural Haiti. He relates beliefs with behavior and opportunities and strategies for living. In the process he makes much sense of rural Haitian life." Bill Wedenoja, Missouri State University
A Little Knowledge
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 77,390. Language: American English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Essay » Sociology
A little knowledge may be a dangerous thing, but a lot of knowledge certainly is. These essays cover ground seldom touched on in schools.
Next Wave: America's New Generation of Great Literary Journalists
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 152,020. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2012 by The Sager Group. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
NEXT WAVE collects work by today’s finest young literary journalists– 19 creative reporters whose work combines exhaustive research with artful writing. Naysayers predicted the decline of long-form journalism. NEXT WAVE is proof to the contrary. Writers include: Wright Thompson, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Chris Jones, Ariel Levy, Dan P. Lee, Thomas Lake, Brian Mockenhaupt, Max Potter, Luke Dittrich.
Expatriate Insights - Dissertations on International Living and Deep Comparative Culture Analyses
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 144,020. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Dissertations on Expatriate Living and Comparative Culture Analyses by Ladislav, an Expatriate Expert and Chief Advisor of HappierAbroad.com, considered "The Socrates of Expatriate Living".
Wondering into Thai Culture
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,190. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012 by Proglen. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Wondering into Thai Culture by Mont Redmond Or Thai Whys and Otherwise New 2012 Edition A timeless work, first published as articles in The Nation and then printed as a book and reprinted several times.
Hunting Practices of the Wachiperi: Demystifying Indigenous Environmental Behavior
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,630. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
What makes indigenous peoples conserve or degrade biodiversity? This study provides a superb example of the changing environmental behavior of indigenous groups in light of widespread phenomena such as cultural change, market expansion, and greater diversification of livelihoods.
Indigenous Teenage Interpreters in Museums and Public Education: The Native Youth Program in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,430. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012 by Diamond River Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Indigenous Teenage Interpreters in Museums and Public Education describes the development of the Native Youth Project (NYP) at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA). This book shows how the students learned to give lectures and tours to museum visitors about their heritage and culture. Rowan’s account includes the voices of NYP students and MOA staff, and is reflective and honest.
International Human Rights: Universalism Versus Relativism
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,500. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS is a classic socio-legal study of the incompatibility and possible reconciliation of competing views of cultural relativism and absolute fundamental human rights. It features prodigious research and insight that is often cited by academics, rights lawyers, and activists over two decades. This edition adds a new foreword by Tom Zwart and a new preface by the author.
P.R.C - Pretty Real China
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Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 61,180. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Denis spent 3 years in China. Chongqing to be precise. And he survived to tell the tale. This tale is one that he would have liked to read before moving, because the unpreparedness for what the country is truly like hit him harder than he had ever imagined. Forget what you think you know about contemporary China. At best it is mistaken, at worst dangerous. If you really want to know, read on.
Order and Dispute: An Introduction to Legal Anthropology
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Classic resource in the modern study of legal anthropology, this acclaimed book is now available in an updated, expanded Second Edition. There are many societies that survive in a remarkably orderly fashion without the aid of judges, courts and police. Roberts contends that legal theory has become too closely identified with our own arrangements to be of use in understanding other legal systems.
Thoughts and Reflections on Language, Literature, and Performance
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Series: In search of human culture. Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 63,140. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
What is language and how do humans use and analyze it? And how is it that literature exists, dreamlike, in human culture? In this readable collection the eminent British anthropologist Ruth Finnegan reflects on both the questions and her own answers.
The Search for African Orality
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Series: In search of human culture. Price: $30.99 USD. Words: 74,030. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Africa is commonly seen as the 'oral' continent, a contrast to 'literate Europe'. The anthropologist Ruth Finnegan, building on long experience of Africa's oral arts from both documentary and first-hand field sources, queries this notion and reveals Africa as the site of both oral and literate practices, and astoundingly rich in each. Remarkably readable as well as illuminating .
Music and Creation
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Series: In search of human culture. Price: $30.99 USD. Words: 74,090. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Ethnomusicology
What is music and how can we study it? In this third volume of her forthcoming series 'In Search of Human Culture', the eminent anthropologist offers her own answers. she draws on both on her own first-hand work in Africa, the South Pacific and England and on extensive documentary sources, and provides a guide to the vast literature on the issues.
Stapanii stadioanelor - Fenomenul ultras in Romania - 1990-2010
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 235,180. Language: Romanian. Published: August 26, 2014 by Gramma.ro. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Cartea „Stapanii stadioanelor - Fenomenul ultras in Romania 1990-2010" este structurata pe 9 capitole si trateaza inceputurile fenomenului ultras romanesc, politica in peluze, diacronia galeriilor importante din tara, mentalitatea ultrasilor, modul de organizare al brigazilor.
Water Culture in South Asia: Bangladesh Perspectives
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,150. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
“Water is life” in Bangladesh. Based on five researchers’ long-term involvement with water development programs, this book introduces the reader to the vast range of meanings that water has in this South Asian country, where village women struggle daily for access to safe supplies. Mythology, ancient sciences, folklore, and language provide a cultural foundation for water's uses in the home.
Analyze West: A Psychiatrist Takes Western Civilization on a Journey of Transformation
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 137,550. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Imagine Western Civilization embodied in a character called West. On the brink of suicide, West presents himself to maverick psychiatrist Dr James Hill. West has lost his self-confidence and direction. James leads West through a process of analysis, therapy and transformation. An easy to read novel which will leave you feeling much more positive and clear about the Future of Western Civilization.
Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 94,660. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
The word ‘prepper’ seems to have burst onto the scene within the last 10 years, and has increasingly become associated with “fringe” extremists. They have been labeled by some as “domestic terrorists.” But is prepping a new phenomenon? For those who wonder what a prepper is, this book offers a look at what they used to be—and what they are today.
Flight From the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West. volume I.
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 174,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Does “religious belief” concern only those believing in some form of the supernatural or is everyone religious? What if religion was simply a set of beliefs enabling us to make sense of our lives? Might even "secular" Western elites be religious? How would this affect our view of the history of Western civilisation? Can science play a role in religion?
Fuite de l'Absolu: Observations cyniques sur l'Occident postmoderne. volume I
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,300. Language: French. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
En Occident, nos élites affirment que l’on peut vivre sans religion. L’anthropologie indique plutôt que toute civilisation est enracinée dans une vision du monde, une religion. Il faut se demander alors quelle est la religion occidentale dominante de l’Occident? Quelles sont ses croyances fondamentales? Quels groupes la propagent et quels sont ses mythes, ses rituels et méthodes de recrutement?