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Death of the Dragon God Lake: Voices from Tasik Chini, Malaysia by Isabel Parker
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,470. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2017 by Gerakbudaya Digital Sdn Bhd. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Death of the Dragon God Lake is a family ethnography focusing on the Jakun of Tasik Chini, Malaysia, and their contemporary struggles. The Orang Asli, West Malaysia's indigenous people have seen efforts to 'modernise' them, and this official spin cloak the denial of Orang Asli self-determination and the concurrent damage being done to their traditional land.
Cracking Jokes: Studies of Sick Humor Cycles & Stereotypes by Alan Dundes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,800. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2017 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Humor, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Where there's anxiety, there will be jokes to express it. Jokes are legitimate folklore--like myth, legend, superstition and song; as such, they reflect what is on people's minds. There's been no shortage of jokes or anxiety, so in this book Dundes reminds us of the jokes we have been telling and reveals the anxiety these jokes reflect. His studies haven't always been popular. Adds a new Foreword.
This Is That: Travel Guide To Canada by This is That
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 21,920. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Discover the majesty of Canada—or what the internet calls “One of North America’s Top Three Must-Visit Nations”—in this laugh-out-loud, farcical travel guide from the country’s most celebrated comedy team, This is That.
Positive Thinking in a Dark Age: Essays on the Global Transition by Jim Tull
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,690. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016 by Puma Negra Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Essay » Sociology
Positive Thinking in a Dark Age is a collection of fourteen essays written over the past fifteen years by visionary activist, thinker and teacher, Jim Tull and published by C.S. Drury and Puma Negra Publishing. In a contentious world where social action usually means either direct aid or some form of political response, these essays together promote a ‘third way’.
Settlement Patterns and Ecosystem Pressures in the Peruvian Rainforest: Understanding the Impacts of Indigenous Peoples on Biodiversity by Rodolfo Tello
Price: Free! Words: 10,080. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016 by Amakella Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
To what extent do regional socioeconomic processes influence the level of ecosystem pressure being exerted by indigenous groups? In Manu National Park, increments in environmental pressures have been associated with an increased disruption of the indigenous livelihoods, created mostly by the intensification of regional socioeconomic activities and changes in settlement patterns.
Mierda: Símbolos y Significados by Luis Carlos Molina Acevedo
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,330. Language: Spanish. Published: May 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Linguistics / Pragmatics, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
“MIERDA: Símbolos y Significados” es un estudio semiótico sobre la generación de símbolos y significados a partir de la gestión de los desechos corporales a cuatro niveles: 1. Individual 2. Humano 3. Semiótico 4. Instrumental
Mythbusting the Cult of Confucius by Wayne Deeker
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 172,310. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
The mythbusting book about China the world needs, this book rocks the boat. It explains Chinese culture with reference to Confucianism being a brutal control system rather than wisdom. It also takes a compassionate understanding of the Chinese people as victims of some of the worst human rights abuses ever perpetrated. Plainly written, it clarifies the so-called mysteries.
L'Essere Umano e la Realtà Strutturale Storica by Giano Rocca
Price: Free! Words: 518,480. Language: Italian. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
La storia umana sarà autentica "maestra di vita" se ne verrà fatta un'analisi rispondente alla realtà dell'evoluzione complessiva della stessa storia umana e, più in generale, della storia delle strutture sociali realizzate da ogni specie vivente. Tale analisi consentirà di prendere coscienza della natura e dei meccanismi evolutivi della realtà strutturale dell'umanità, la quale diverrà adulta.
Ultrasociety: How 10,000 Years of War Made Humans the Greatest Cooperators on Earth by Peter Turchin
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 85,800. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Follow the evolutionary scientist Peter Turchin on an epic journey through time. From stone-age assassins to the orbiting cathedrals of the space age, from bloodthirsty god-kings to India’s first vegetarian emperor, discover the secret history of our species—and the evolutionary logic that governed it all.
The Letlander by Tim Candler
Series: The Rabbit of Usk, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,970. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Timotei and his grandfather while attempting to return to the English Island find work in the hotel and catering industry. Their employer is of English Speaking origin and it's as well that our hero wisely disguises himself as a Letlander while he diligently engages in the many obligations of a housemaid, a waiter and a kitchen hand for an expatriate community of English people.
The Saudi Files: Notes From The Field by Gabi Tree
Series: The Scrappy Traveller Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,380. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
The Saudi Files: notes from the field are field notes of my ethnographic observations teaching English in Saudi Arabia. Had I aspired to a more traditional discussion of a travellers life in Saudi Arabia, being neither Third World nor Muslim, I would’ve had little to say. As my focus is on human interactions and social structures, there was an abundance to note.
Computing without Compromise: Love Letters to Open Source by Klaatu
Price: Free! Words: 72,000. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Operating systems, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Light reading about the joys of being a computer nerd in the age of open source technology from podcaster and technology educator "Klaatu", of Hacker Public Radio and GNU World Order.
Neil Peart: Cultural Repercussions by Bradley J. Birzer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,670. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
An in-depth examination of the words, ideas, and professional life of Neil Peart, man of letters.
A Windral by Tim Candler
Series: The Rabbit of Usk, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,690. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Timotei and his grandfather have been released upon their own recognizance. Free from the disciplines and follies of the barracks and with no thought for their own better judgment our two Sphinx Sabeans choose to engage in a quest for JH. They are soon engaged in the pox of aimless wandering during which our hero gets a pair of free boots and he discovers his grandfather might have been a Saint.
On Globalization: How State Formation Shapes Gender Roles by Dina Hernandez
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
This manuscript shows how gender plays an important part across the globe, specifically women’s role throughout the United States, Baule, and Tongan society. It displays women’s changing role, to that of men’s, overtime and across geographical locations to better show disparities. Historically women have attended to their families in different ways from that of men.
Mathurin by Tim Candler
Series: The Rabbit of Usk, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,550. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Tells of our hero's preoccupation with the initials JH, the failure of King Alfred, the Sabean understanding of punishment, the Sheedi veneration of the crocodile, the continuing domination of Saxons by their Norman Overlords, and onward into the world.
A Derailment by Tim Candler
Series: The Rabbit of Usk, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,280. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural(5.00 from 1 review)
Tells of our hero's attempt to grasp the nature of seasons, English Speaking People, the London Underground and the domination of Saxons by their Norman overlords.
Beyond the Bosporus: The Thracian Connection to Troy by Jason Wallace
Series: History and Historical Fiction · Rising Fast. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Turkey & Ottoman Empire, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Little is known about the ancient city of Troy, site of the infamous but largely unhistorical Trojan War. Much more has attention has been focused to finding out about the city-state itself but not much about its alliance and trade systems and from where its original inhabitants may have come. So much of its trade and culture was rooted in Thrace, just across the Bosporus.
Vintilă Mihăilescu despre uitare, fasole, cârnați, speranță și sentimentul național by Iulian Comanescu
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: Romanian. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
An interview with the most famous Romanian anthropologist Vintilă Mihăilescu, dealing with national identity, patriotism, politics.
Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon by Lynda King
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 94,870. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 by Prepper Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » History » Social history
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.