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Water Culture in South Asia: Bangladesh Perspectives by Suzanne Hanchett, Tofazzel Hossain Monju, Kazi Rozana Akhter, Shireen Akhter, & Anwar Islam
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,170. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Applied Sciences
“Water is life” in Bangladesh. Based on five researchers’ long-term involvement with water development programs, this book introduces the reader to the vast range of meanings that water has in this South Asian country, where village women struggle daily for access to safe supplies. Mythology, ancient sciences, folklore, and language provide a cultural foundation for water's uses in the home.
Stapanii stadioanelor - Fenomenul ultras in Romania - 1990-2010 by Sala Gabriel
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 235,180. Language: Romanian. Published: August 26, 2014 by Gramma.ro. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Cartea „Stapanii stadioanelor - Fenomenul ultras in Romania 1990-2010" este structurata pe 9 capitole si trateaza inceputurile fenomenului ultras romanesc, politica in peluze, diacronia galeriilor importante din tara, mentalitatea ultrasilor, modul de organizare al brigazilor.
Travellers in Taiwan (旅人在臺灣 ) Reflections of Formosa ( 映像福爾摩莎) by Shi-Hui Lee & Paul Mathews
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: Chinese (traditional). Published: July 15, 2014 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
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 by Matt Owens Rees
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,990. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
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 by L. Scott Silverii, PhD
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.
More Facets of Myanmar by Khin Aung
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 by Paul Gosselin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,300. Language: French. Published: March 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Deconstruction
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?
Flight From the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West. volume 2 by Paul Gosselin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 227,760. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution
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. by Paul Gosselin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 174,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Essay » Sociology
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 by Joel Barlow
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 77,390. Language: American English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
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 by Albert Gamundi, Sr
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, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural(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.
«Программное обеспечение души женщин, родившихся 23 сентября високосных годов из Каталога человеческих душ». Книга 172. by Andrey Davydov
Price: $490.00 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: Russian. Published: August 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Учёными было сделано открытие: один из древнейших манускриптов оказался каталогом человеческих душ, т.к. в нем досконально описывается структура психики человека («душа»). Автор открытия "Каталога человеческих душ" – А.Н.Давыдов. Оказалось, душа это носитель природного «программного обеспечения» человека. В манускрипте содержатся описания 293 подвидов homo sapiens. Большинство уже расшифрованы.
Exploring Cultures: A Traveler's Guide to Figuring Out the Natives by Bob Martin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
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 by Arley Levno
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,900. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
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 by Alison Dundes Renteln
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 » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
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 by Simon Roberts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Law » Comparative
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 by Denis Lejeune
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 61,180. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
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 by Nataly Sielicki
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
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”.