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Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia and the Emirates: A Socio-legal Study on Conflicts
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 139,190. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
Fascinating study and inside account of the lives of maids and caregivers in the oil-rich Middle East, who become contractually bound to near-slavery by taking positions overseas. Dutch law professor Vlieger interviewed many maids, bosses, and job agencies to get to the truth. She places what she found into a theoretical frame of petropolitics. Accessible to everyone, with compelling stories.
The Limits of the Legal Process: A Study of Landlords, Law and Crime
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,220. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Housing & Urban Development
This pathbreaking study in the sociology of law has won multiple awards for its insight, clarity, and broad import in examining the UK Rent Acts and landlord behavior over a period of time in the '60s and '70s. Not just a revelation of the unintended consequence of well-meant reforms; though it shows the side-effects of a law to protect tenants, it also explores the bigger picture of law's limits.
Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 49,940. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
Shackled and Chained, Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America is a thorough examination of mass incarceration, its causes and consequences. Eugene Puryear examines the evolution of mass incarceration as a product of U.S. monopoly capitalism and a result of the bipartisan political system’s needs.
Held Hostage By Hurricane Sandy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,570. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
There is no doubt that many people and places along the eastern seaboard of the United States were changed forever by Hurricane Sandy. The momentous mega storm altered the physical landscape for many miles and left an indelible mark on countless residents. “Held Hostage by Hurricane Sandy” is based upon a handwritten journal kept before, during and after the historic Superstorm. It is not fiction.
Court Reform on Trial: Why Simple Solutions Fail
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 81,830. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Courts and trial practice
A recognized study of innovation in the process of criminal justice, and why it so often fails—despite the best intentions of judges, administrators & reformers. The arc of reform to disappointment is analyzed for such ideas as bail, pretrial diversion, speedy trial and determinate sentences. A much-maligned system of pleas shifts power to prosecutors away from judges. New foreword by Greg Berman.
Veganizm: Ahlakı, Siyaseti ve Mücadelesi
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 27,400. Language: Turkish. Published: July 20, 2013 by Propaganda Yayınları. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology
Bu kitabın amacı, veganizme dair hem akıllarda yanlış bilgilenme sonucu yer eden görüşlere bir karşılık vermek, hem de veganizmi bir felsefe ve yaşam pratiği olarak merak edenlerin sorularına yanıt oluşturmak.
Knowing Guns: The Ins and Outs of Firearms and Firearm Politics for the Uninitiated
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 63,450. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Violence in Society
No matter where you stand in the debate on guns, getting good, unbiased information is often difficult. "Knowing Guns" is an attempt to correct this deficit. Written for everyone from those completely unfamiliar with firearms to the enthusiast/activist on either side of the debate, readers will refer to this book again and again. Fully footnoted with sources.
Theory in Information Behaviour Research
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,720. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Research
A collection of chapters on key theories employed in research into information behaviour, i.e., how people interact with information. The chapters are written by known researchers who have employed the theories in their work.
Crime Does Pay -- A True Crime Epic (3 Books In 1)
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Price: $7.89 USD. Words: 415,490. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
Crime Does Pay is an unvarnished record of how to avoid the pitfalls of becoming a victim by your crime-ridden employer, corrupt judges, a de facto state and last but not least, your assigned assassins! This shocking true crime and murderous story is a riveting account that exposes . . . All The Dirt! Its the first true crime thriller of its kind, read and live another day!
The A.N.S.W.E.R
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 107,000. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013 by Bookpal Australia. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
The book contains a 10 point plan, or 10 proposals from The Answer Movement (TAM), including greatly strengthening the United Nations Organization (UNO), and an International Code for Uniform Culture (ICUC), which if successfully put into place, would make our world a much better place for everyone The book also contains discussion of organized religion in detail.
Freedom is Free
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,190. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
FREEDOM IS FREE is a book about history, political economy and social psychology. It brings together quotes from champions of classical liberalism such as John Locke, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, and Ludwig von Mises. In doing so, it recontextualizes these figures within the 21st century, making their philosophies all the more relevant to modern day readers.
Growing in Age: Ageing in today’s society
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 42,430. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Philip Garside. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
Growing in Age covers many aspects of ageing: - Society and it’s attitudes - The personal journey of ageing - How relationships change - Changes and challenges of loss and grief, depression, dementia and dying - Caring for older people in their homes, in family and in residential care settings - Contributions older people make in their community and their legacy for future generations.
LIVING ZEN! The Story of Zen With 26 Principles & Practices That Will Help You Succeed in Life!
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 22,470. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
This book recounts the origin of zen meditation in India, its movement into China, Korea and Japan where it became a primary feature of the way of Japan's samurai warriors, and presents the 13 principles and 13 practices that made Japan's most famous samurai so successful in fighting duels to the death...all applicable to both business and regular life in today's world.
A Girl's Guide to the Heroine's Journey
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,350. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Spero Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
Suitable for all ages, this book examines 17 myths of the heroic woman from around the world. Asian, European, African, Native American (North AND South America), Australian, and Oceanic stories are re-told, examined, and discussed in detail. Each examination includes activities designed to appeal to girls 7 years old and older.
Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín: memorias de un puertorriqueño en Nueva York
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 103,670. Language: Spanish. Published: July 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
Gilberto Gerena Valentín is one of the key figures in the development of New York’s Puerto Rican community between the 1940s and the 1970s. In his memoirs, Gilberto Gerena Valentín takes us to the core of the ongoing union, political, social and cultural struggles set forth by Puerto Ricans between the years following the Great Migration and the 1970s.
Dust Net
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,610. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
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Walls have always given us privacy, safeguarding us from the eyes and ears of others. That’s about to change. Surveillance drones the size of insects will be superseded by surveillance devices the size of specks of dust floating in the breeze. They will watch us, but they will also let us communicate with each other in ways that no government or corporation will be able to intercept or block.
Between River and Rock: How I Resolved Television in Six Easy Payments
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 108,430. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Drenched in gallows humor, Between River and Rock (How I Resolved Television in Six Easy Payments) is Norman Ball’s scathing report of TV’s—and the Internet’s—insidious impact on the American psyche. Yes, our endless gazing at telescreens has been mocked, scorned and rebuked before but never with such soul-force and literary panache. Before reading Norman Ball, please extinguish all devices.
Growing in Age and Wisdom
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,430. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by Philip Garside. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
Anne Millar provides encouragement for older people in these inspirational reflections on the meaning and purpose found in growing older. These short, readable articles are grouped into broad topics of: • Making Meaning • Health and Harmony • Relationships and Realities • Edges and Endings • Seasons and Stages
10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Find Real Love
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 140,160. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gay and Lesbian studies
Would the small gay boy you once were look up to the gay man you have become in your relationships? This is the question Joe Kort will help you answer in this book based on his widely successful first book, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives. In this book he continues the conversation by exploring the topics of love and intimacy.
The Seductive Schoolhouse Scandal
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,210. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by Pegasus Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sexual abuse & harassment
Set in an urban city in central New Jersey, The Seductive Schoolhouse Scandal, inspired by true events, is the story of Jack Rumford, a corrupt school administrator operating in an impoverished, neglected, poorly-supervised school district.When the state becomes involved, teacher Cindy Stone can only hope that justice is served before Jack Rumford can exact his revenge.