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Well Water Woman
Series: Grandmothers, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies, Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
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Well Water Woman is a personal narrative of a Chinese American female who explores and reconstructs her journey from girlhood to womanhood, piecing information from two generations of memories to weave the life and legacy of the paternal grandmother whom she has never personally met. This short memoir explores the inner workings of spirit through the cycle of birth, life, death, and eternity.
Mysterious Irrationality'': English Literature and Islam
Price: Free! Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
The ‘Azan’, the call to prayer, invites worshipers in London to the mosque at Brick Lane and Regent’s Park, at Finsbury Park and Willesden, at Walthamstow Central and Cricklewood, and the faithful troop in for the evening prayers, cowering from the fog, rain and mist. Once inside, they settle into a calming and benign
Eurasians at the Grassroots - Vol. 1
Price: Free! Words: 15,140. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies, Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
Eurasians at the Grassroots - Vol.1 is a collection of short stories regarding Eurasians and the memories of Eurasians. Its purpose is to collect and publish stories as a collective work about Eurasians, by Eurasians and for Eurasians. There are stories about Eurasians contributed from Malaysia, Singapore, as well as from Australia, The Netherlands and USA.
Over his Shoulder
Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 65,220. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
A study of the aesthetics of the masculine novel of action and the romance form in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods.
The Social Organisation of Health Visitor Training
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 93,760. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Robert Dingwall's classic and original study of health visitors in the UK includes linked notes, tables from the print edition, linked index & active Contents. He studied the origins and rise of the health visitor (like physician assistants in the U.S.) from a sociological perspective, with interviews and pointed examples to show the path to professionalization of this health care service worker.
Harvard Law Review: Volume 126, Number 8 - June 2013
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 163,870. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Civil rights, Nonfiction » Law » Civil rights
The Harvard Law Review's June '13 ebook edition featured active Contents, linked notes, and proper formatting. Contents of Issue 8: "Racial Capitalism," by Nancy Leong; "Shallow Signals," by Bert Huang; "All Unhappy Families: Tales of Old Age, Rational Actors, and the Disordered Life," by Ariela Dubler; and an essay by Risa Goluboff on civil rights lawyers, plus student work. Book Review, "Lawyers
Participatory Planning in Plan Preparation
Price: Free! Words: 24,290. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Research, Nonfiction » Social Science » Research
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There are many practices in Delhi which is seen as a good example of participatory planning and the concerns arises when we want to replicate in other cities and towns then it becomes imperative to look in detail the process and their allied pros and cons so that a more effective model can be adapted and adopted for implementation.
Lifting the Veil of Secrets in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,880. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Feminism & Feminist Theory, Nonfiction » Social Science » Feminism & Feminist Theory
Saudi Arabia is an ancient culture as old as time itself, yet filled with all the modern conveniences that money provides. Restless and looking for something new and exciting, two nurses traveled to this ancient kingdom to ply their skills and practice close personal contact—along with modern medical care—with people for whom slavery, buying wives, and female subjugation is just a way of life.
University of Chicago Law Review: Symposium - Immigration Law and Institutional Design: Volume 80, Number 1 - Winter 2013
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 208,750. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Emigration & Immigration, Nonfiction » Law » Emigration & Immigration
The first issue of 2013 features articles by internationally recognized legal and policy scholars of immigration and emigration, including an extensive Symposium on immigration and its issues of policy, law, administrative process, and institutional design in the United States. The issue serves, in effect, as a new and extensive book on cutting-edge issues of immigration law and policy in the U.S.
The Changing Legal World of Adolescence
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 56,230. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
This work attempts to explain changes in the legal conception of adolescence as a stage of life and as a transition to adulthood. The intended audience includes lawyers and others—such as parents, professionals, and kids—puzzled by trends labeled "children's liberation" and "the revolution in juvenile justice." Much cited and long recognized as an authority, it is a classic of law & society.
Fortnight in the Philippines
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,190. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The personal account of a casualty extraction and medical evacuation pilot and her team during their mission to the devastated Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Chairman of the Party
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 31,410. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
Dwight D. Eisenhower gave the United Sates a warning about the economic and social abuse of power when he talked about the military industrial complex in January of 1961. We would be a much stronger nation if he had also provided us with a warning about the political industrial complex. The abuse and voter manipulation through social and economic power threatens the very fabric of democracy.
Reducing Crime, Reducing Incarceration: Essays on Criminal Justice Innovation
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,100. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
A new collection of compelling and challenging essays from one of the leading voices on criminal justice reform, it makes the argument that small changes on the ground can add up to big improvements in criminal justice. How do you launch a new justice reform? How do you measure impact? Is it possible to spread new practices to resistant audiences? Berman tells the tale of successful reforms.
The Red Headscarf Samsui Women of Singapore
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
From 1920s to 1949, many Samsui women came to Singapore in search of jobs. Most of them worked in construction industry. Always adorned with red headscarf when working at the construction sites, they came to be known as Red Headscarf (or hong tou jin in Chinese). Most of their hard-earned money was used to support relatives back home. This caused many Samsui women to live in poverty in old age.
Women and Power : A Short Overview of Social Changes and Women’s Empowerment
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
We will also go into some detail about how feminist and egalitarian movements and organizations act towards women’s rights. Then we will try to figure out if feminism really means equality for all in conclusion. As it often happens when it comes to similar causes, this situation is constantly developing, practically ever changing. You will learn a lot about women empowerment through this book.
The Elders' Colony
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Demography, Nonfiction » Social Science » Demography
Demographic changes threaten the future of Puerto Rico. The population is shrinking and aging fast. Puerto Ricans are abandoning their homeland after decades of high unemployment rates, violence and sub-par government services. The combination of demography, economy, and political status represents a time bomb that will destroy the island if left unattended.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Social Capital, Policing and the Rule-of-Law: Keys to Stabilization, Military Police - Prisons, Iraq, Afghanistan
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 105,990. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
Social Capital, Policing and Rule-of-Law: Keys to Stabilization reflects a breadth of U.S. Army War College Strategy Research papers which tackled tough issues. Stabilization is a process in which personnel identify and mitigate underlying sources of instability to establish the conditions for long-term stability.
China Photos and Reflections: A Grassroots Look at Chinese Culture and the Chinese People
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,680. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies, Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
This photo narrative is a compilation of this author's experiences in China since 2001. During the past thirteen years I have had the opportunity to travel to China eight times, during which time I lived there a total of fourteen months. Those experiences are captured in my presentation, which contains a selection of photos that try to capture amazing China and its wonderful culture and people.
Flight From the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West. volume I.
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 174,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, 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?
The Prepper's Guide to Soap Crafting and Soap Storage
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,940. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
Be the cleanest prepper around! Create your own lye-free soap or find the best type of soap to store in the coming years. Informative book shows the best ways to craft your own soap. You'll receive original recipes and valuable storage tips to get the most out of your soap.