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Travellers in Taiwan (旅人在臺灣 ) Reflections of Formosa ( 映像福爾摩莎)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: Chinese (traditional). Published: July 15, 2014 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
外國人眼中的台灣到底是什麼樣子? 他們到底在台灣停留多久? 他們在台灣做些什麼? 台灣人友善聰明嗎? 台灣應該是中國的一部分嗎? 你的疑惑好奇,都可以在這本書得到解答! 一起來探索那些「白色猴子們」在福爾摩莎做些什麼吧! What do foreigners think of Taiwan? How long do they stay? What do they do? Are Taiwanese friendly & smart? Should Taiwan join China? These questions and curiosities are answered in this study of Taiwan. Find out what these strange "white monkeys" get up to in this Formosa….
A Thailand Diary Volume 1 January - June
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,990. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A virtual look at Thailand and the Thais through the pages of a diary. You will meet, from the comfort of your armchair, real Thais. From bankers to farmers, from rich to poor. From the very young to the very old. Read the exploits of people like Bancha, Banjawan, Dao, Weelai and Sawat. You'll get to know them as if you know them in person An authentic view of the country and its people.
A Darker Shade of Blue: From Public Servant to Professional Deviant - Policing's Special Operations Culture
Price: $8.43 USD. Words: 41,460. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
A Darker Shade of Blue: From Public Servant to Professional Deviant is a first-ever look at the reality of cop culture. Decorated veteran officer, now Chief of Police Scott Silverii, PhD provides a raw look at the process of transforming from idealist applicant to seasoned officer. The focus on policing's Special Operations Groups is unique and promises an eye-opening experience.
Myanmar Memorabilia
Price: $9.50 USD. Words: 33,550. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by IG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Myanmar Memorabilia/ Thingyan/ The Scripture Examination of Nayon
More Facets of Myanmar
Price: $9.50 USD. Words: 42,870. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by IG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
More Facets of Myanmar/ For the title I am wholly indebted to Dr. Tin Maung Kyi (Mandalay) whose The Various Facets of Myanmar, I love to point out, is a most captivating book with illustrations published by TODAY more than a decade ago.
Fuite de l'Absolu: Observations cyniques sur l'Occident postmoderne. volume I
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,300. Language: French. Published: March 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, 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?
Margins of the Nation: Sri Lanka in Postcolonial Perspectives
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Global society studies, Nonfiction » Social Science » Global society studies
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Flight From the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West. volume 2
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 227,760. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Can a society function without myth, particularly an origins myth? Can parallels be drawn between myth and the theory of evolution? Are there parallels between the way myths gain prestige (and shield their beliefs from criticism) and how evolution is marketed? To understand how evolution’s sacred aura has been built up, advances in philosophy of science are examined.
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?
A Little Knowledge
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 77,390. Language: American English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology, 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.
Crónicas de los perdidos
Series: Obras de pensamiento alternativo, Book 5 · Cronicas de los Feelsonsteel, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: Spanish. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Diaries & Journals, Fiction » Literary collections » Diaries & Journals
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Crónicas de los perdidos es el quinto libro de la col·lección de pensamiento alternativo que recoge algunas experiencias más de Harter Feelsonsteel y su hija Beatriz Feelsonsteel en la nueva realiad en la que se encuentran ahora. En esta ocasión la acción tendrá lugar a pie de calzada por una parte, y por la otra en una gan ciudad. La acción y los sentimientos a flor de acero estan asegurados.
Exploring Cultures: A Traveler's Guide to Figuring Out the Natives
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Exploring Cultures helps you broaden your horizons by showing you how to discover and understand the culture, customs and ways of the people who live where you travel. Find out how to add immeasurably to the richness and quality of your travels by getting a solid feel for the day-to-day life of the ordinary people who make up the country in which you are traveling.
Close Encounters of the French Kind
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,900. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This is a book of cross-cultural mini-dramas: an American meets a French person, resulting in a cultural conflict or misunderstanding. The reader tries to determine the reason (A,B,or C) for the conflict, before the correct answer is given with a full explanation and resolution of the conflict. Interesting,and at the same time sensitizes the reader to the cultural diversity which surrounds us all.
International Human Rights: Universalism Versus Relativism
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,500. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, 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.
Order and Dispute: An Introduction to Legal Anthropology
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, 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.
P.R.C - Pretty Real China
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 61,180. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, 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.
Eating Our Way Toward Civilization: How food processing shaped human body, mind and cultures
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History
In the series of short essays the author overviews works of anthropologists, archeologists, cultural sociologists, historians and gastronomists who argue that the cooking played a significant role in human evolution and history, and sometimes even whole Empires “were built not by the sword but by the spoon”.
INSPIRE YOUR INNER GLOBAL LEADER: True Stories for New Leaders
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Global society studies, Nonfiction » Social Science » Global society studies
True Stories for New Leaders are food for thought leaders. Be inspired and entertained by the adventures of Culture Guru Deborah Levine. Share her journey from Jewish soldier's letters of WW II, to the British island of Bermuda, Harvard University, New York City's garment district and the Oklahoma City bombing. Map your own journey to a global mindset and global leadership.
Sex, Family and Fertility, Volume 2
Price: Free! Words: 60,750. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, 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 in Haiti, Volume 1
Price: Free! Words: 56,550. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, 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