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From Peasant Girls to Bangkok Masseuses
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 27,100. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Proglen. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Prostitution & sex trade
In the poorer parts of the north and north-east of Thailand, peasant girls are induced to go to Bangkok and become prostitutes earning their living as "masseuses". Their remittances enable their families to meet their basic housing, water and education needs. The author portrays the world of these girls and then traces its relationship with the pattern of rural and national development.
Women and Sport in India and the World: Examining the History and Suggesting Policy Reforms
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 32,530. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
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Do you know of female cricketers outperforming male counterparts while playing each other? Or about female car-racers who compete with men and win? Ever wondered what challenges female sportspersons face and have faced historically? What steps have been taken to promote gender equality in sport? And what more needs to be done? Here's a book that deals with these questions.
Elifin Öküzü ya da Sürprizler Kitabı
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 50,560. Language: Turkish. Published: September 23, 2013 by Propaganda Yayınları. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Linguistics / Morphology
Bu kitap 1000'i aşkın Türkçe sözcüğün inanılmaz tarihini, esprili ve kolay okunur bir dille anlatıyor, her gün kullandığımız sözcüklerin aralarındaki umulmadık köken ilişkilerini gözler önüne seriyor.
Chum for Thought: Throwing Ideas into Dangerous Waters
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Price: Free! Words: 53,200. Language: American English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
Collected essays: The new guy in a small conservative town radiates optimism as he explores values, virtues, and his faith in personal, community, and human progress. "His writing is humorous, bold, and adventurous all at once ... channeled through a facility for language and the music of words." He is variously friend, teacher, inquisitor, and voice crying out in the wilderness.
Somewhere in Oregon
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,550. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
A series of short stories about Oregon Giant Circles of rocks; maybe an ancient Indian astronomical observatory. A city literally made out of gold ore. A cowboy kid who outshines adult rodeo stars. Believe in Sasquatch or not, we’re always on the lookout for him! Ralph Nader’s Corvair scare debunked at a Corvair Lair.
Disaster and Sociolegal Studies
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 104,190. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
Legal governance of disaster brings both care and punishment to the upending of daily life of place-based disasters. National states use disasters to reorganize how they govern. This collection, edited by Denver University professor, Susan Sterett considers how law is implicated in disaster. The findings point to reconsidering what states do in disaster, and how law enables and constrains action.
Deep Web for Journalists: Comms, Counter-Surveillance, Search
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,260. Language: American English. Published: September 11, 2013 by E-Eye Digital Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Media studies
Journalism has been transformed by the Internet and the Internet has opened journalists to levels of surveillance that would have horrified George Orwell. All journalists should be aware of the dangers they face in the digital world – the emerging battleground.
The New Social Worker® Magazine's Back-to-School Guide for Social Work Students
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,040. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013 by White Hat Communications. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Social Work
Edited by Linda May Grobman & Karen Zgoda. For this volume in the “Best of The New Social Worker” series, the editors have chosen articles from The New Social Worker magazine that we think you will find most relevant as you start the new school term. We also asked social work experts to provide tips for new and returning students.
The Manipulators - Unmasking the Hidden Persuaders --- The Conspiracy To Make Us Buy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,310. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Advertising
This is the unmasking of Van Packard's classic expose of the advertising industry, “The Hidden Persuaders,” and how the real “Mad Men” of Madison Avenue get us to spend.
The Ideal Within: A discourse and hegemony theoretical analysis of the international anticorruption discourse
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Price: Free! Words: 131,480. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
The doctoral dissertation analyses the international anticorruption discourse by the World Bank, UNDP and Transparency International, drawing out implicit conceptions of an ideal uncorrupted society. International anticorruption discourse is found to be broadly reflective of what can be called advanced liberal ideals of governing.
FEMA National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) - Strengthening Disaster Recovery for the Nation - Core Recovery Principles, Guidance for Planning, Community Focus
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 30,630. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) is a guide to promote effective recovery, particularly for those incidents that are large-scale or catastrophic. The NDRF provides guidance that enables effective recovery support to disaster-impacted States, Tribes and local jurisdictions.
Living the Oath: Warriors Take It, Families Endure It
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,840. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Violence in Society
Michael Martinez, a Marine veteran, stepped on a bomb during a 2010 patrol in Afghanistan and lost both legs…Christian Bagge, an Army veteran lost his legs to a 2005 roadside bomb blast in Iraq…Their experiences, like those of the other subjects in the book, reveal how hardship and suffering can result in a greater awareness of what it means to be a human being.
My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season One
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,930. Language: American English. Published: August 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
This first volume of essays adapted from the blog My Little Po-Mo combines a critical study of the first season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic with ethnographic examination of its adult fans to explore questions about their motivations and experiences, along with the show that inspired them.
Complete Guide to Hurricane Sandy: Rebuilding Task Force and Strategy, Tropical Cyclone Report, Service Assessment, Future Risks, Damage in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Microgrid
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 106,270. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Meteorology and Climate
This comprehensive ebook provides authoritative rebuilding and recovery information, plus detailed historical meteorological data, about Hurricane Sandy. This compilation features the recently released major federal report on rebuilding and recovery, the Sandy Rebuilding Task Force chaired by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, plus reports and material from the National Hurricane Center.
Becoming Human: How Evolution Made Us
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Price: Free! Words: 60,740. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution
Becoming Human: How Evolution Made Us is an Irreverent, fast-moving introduction to basic evolutionary theories and human origins. The focus is not just on our prehistory. Becoming Human highlights how evolution affects the way we are today, and helps us to anticipate what might happen to us in the future. Easy-to-read but challenging, this book is an ideal introduction to our species' origin.
There is No Right to Rule
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,040. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Everyone believes there's some authority that has a right to rule. But where did this idea originate. What if it can be proven that all authority is assumed under notions that we are told are legitimate? This book investigates the idea of authority and evidences how an elite group has always ruled. I evidence when slavery was abolished those compensated were the slave owning political class.
It's All a Con
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book evidences how our existence is based upon conquests, constitutions, contracts, consent & control. It explores the history of conquests from the Age of Exploration & its continuing effects. It evidences how people are presumed to consent to be bound by laws arising under a notion called a social contract that was fabricated to legitimise government. I prove why the constructs are a con.
The 1,000 Years Deception
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 84,650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book evidences the true aspects that underlie the systems which governs us. There are many things we believe to be true, but what if much of what we believe can be exposed as a distorted reality? Significant events from 'hidden' history are brought to the fore with detailed evidence that proves that what we're taught to believe is distinct to the truth. And the truth is far more revealing.
Essays in Sociological Explanation
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 119,850. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Smelser's much-referenced collection of writings on issues of sociological theory and practice--by one of the world's leading social scientists of the past half-century. This informative book is now republished in the Classics of the Social Sciences Series from Quid Pro Books. Quality ebook formatting includes active TOC, linked chapter endnotes, and legible graphs and images from the original.
Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,270. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Classic book by Berkeley’s Smelser remains the most definitive statement of methodological issues for all comparative scholars and in political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and psychology. Such issues are timeless and therefore his lucid analysis remains timely and relevant. He posits a methodological continuity between the comparative studies of past masters and more recent work.