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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. Category: 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
By Simon Roberts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: 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
By Denis Lejeune
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 61,180. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: 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
By Nataly Sielicki
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: 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”.
Chelsea Football Fanzine
By Mark Worrall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,580. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 by Gate 17. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Renowned as the peoples publication, cfcuk has been on the streets since may 1999 when it was originally launched as Matthew Harding's Blue and White Army. Chelsea Football anzine, the best of cfcuk volume one, takes a look back at the first fifty issues showcasing a fascinating selection of articles, interviews and editorial material featured between may 1999 and September 2005.
INSPIRE YOUR INNER GLOBAL LEADER: True Stories for New Leaders
By Deborah Levine
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Category: 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
By Timothy T Schwartz
Price: Free! Words: 60,750. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: 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
By Timothy T Schwartz
Price: Free! Words: 56,550. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: 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
Indigenous Teenage Interpreters in Museums and Public Education: The Native Youth Program in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia
By Madeline Bronsdon Rowan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,430. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012 by Diamond River Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Indigenous Teenage Interpreters in Museums and Public Education describes the development of the Native Youth Project (NYP) at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA). This book shows how the students learned to give lectures and tours to museum visitors about their heritage and culture. Rowan’s account includes the voices of NYP students and MOA staff, and is reflective and honest.
Walter Benjamin la tradition des vaincus
By Philippe Simay
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 38,740. Language: French. Published: October 24, 2012 by Editions de L'Herne. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Dans ce quatrième volume des Cahiers d’anthropologie sociale, on s’interrogera sur la conception du temps historique chez Walter Benjamin et d’en définir l’intérêt pour les sciences humaines et sociales.
Digital Calabash Redux
By Randy Baker
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,540. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012 by St. Somewhere Press. Category: Essay » Literature
Digital Calabash Redux is an essay-style collection of blog posts from the once active website, Digital Calabash. Writer, editor and publisher Randy Baker has revived his original blog entries in ebook form in an effort to revisit and document not only his own thoughts and literary ramblings, but also the process of launching his online lit-mag, St. Somewhere Journal.
Music and Creation
By Ruth Finnegan
Series: In search of human culture. Price: $30.99 USD. Words: 74,090. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Ethnomusicology
What is music and how can we study it? In this third volume of her forthcoming series 'In Search of Human Culture', the eminent anthropologist offers her own answers. she draws on both on her own first-hand work in Africa, the South Pacific and England and on extensive documentary sources, and provides a guide to the vast literature on the issues.
Thoughts and Reflections on Language, Literature, and Performance
By Ruth Finnegan
Series: In search of human culture. Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 63,140. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
What is language and how do humans use and analyze it? And how is it that literature exists, dreamlike, in human culture? In this readable collection the eminent British anthropologist Ruth Finnegan reflects on both the questions and her own answers.
The Search for African Orality
By Ruth Finnegan
Series: In search of human culture. Price: $30.99 USD. Words: 74,030. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Africa is commonly seen as the 'oral' continent, a contrast to 'literate Europe'. The anthropologist Ruth Finnegan, building on long experience of Africa's oral arts from both documentary and first-hand field sources, queries this notion and reveals Africa as the site of both oral and literate practices, and astoundingly rich in each. Remarkably readable as well as illuminating .
Next Wave: America's New Generation of Great Literary Journalists
By Walt Harrington and Mike Sager
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 152,020. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2012 by The Sager Group. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
NEXT WAVE collects work by today’s finest young literary journalists– 19 creative reporters whose work combines exhaustive research with artful writing. Naysayers predicted the decline of long-form journalism. NEXT WAVE is proof to the contrary. Writers include: Wright Thompson, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Chris Jones, Ariel Levy, Dan P. Lee, Thomas Lake, Brian Mockenhaupt, Max Potter, Luke Dittrich.
Old Superstitions - Rituals & Beliefs
By Amalia Esposito
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012 by ALVIS International Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Anthropology
Many superstitious beliefs have a profound their rationality, more or less noticeable, because it also makes their stay over the centuries, although related to models of culture, economy and culture, now largely exceeded. Many ways of doing, attitudes and behaviors of people are affected by the very beliefs on which it denies any foundation or that you would like to ignore.
Vecchie Superstizioni - Riti e Credenze
By Amalia Esposito
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: Italian. Published: July 2, 2012 by ALVIS International Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Contrariamente a quanto comunemente si ritiene molte credenze superstiziose hanno una loro profonda razionalità, più o meno percepibile, che rende anche ragione della loro permanenza nel corso dei secoli, pur se connesse a modelli di civiltà, economia e cultura, oggi in gran parte superati. Tanti modi di fare, atteggiamenti e comportamenti della gente, risultano condizionati da queste credenze.
Superstitions - What's True?
By Flora Anselmi
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012 by ALVIS International Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Anthropology
Many people are superstitious and are independent of their culture, race, ethnicity, social class or profession. We find the superstitions in all populations of the world and in a variety of forms. In general we can say that every act is being adjusted by the power, mysterious and irrational, to foster a positive event or avoid a negative.
Superstizioni - Cosa c'è di Vero?
By Flora Anselmi
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: Italian. Published: July 2, 2012 by ALVIS International Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Molte persone sono superstiziose e lo sono indipendentemente dalla loro cultura, razza, etnia, classe sociale o professionale. Ritroviamo le superstizioni in tutte le popolazioni del mondo e in una grande varietà di forme. In generale si può dire che è ogni atto al quale si attribuisce il potere, misterioso e irrazionale, di favorire un evento positivo o di scongiurarne uno negativo.
Wondering into Thai Culture
By Mont Redmond
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,190. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012 by Proglen. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Wondering into Thai Culture by Mont Redmond Or Thai Whys and Otherwise New 2012 Edition A timeless work, first published as articles in The Nation and then printed as a book and reprinted several times.