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Not A Typical Tourist in Israel and Jordan: Travel memoirs of an amateur anthropologist by Noor De Olinad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,780. Language: Australian English. Published: August 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
I planned my vacation to Israel and Jordan with much excitement, and if I was to be completely honest – a little apprehension. I have always felt that people are essentially the same, and my instincts proved right. I learned from them that the essence of the human spirit transcends borders and cultural barriers (which we create), and we are not so very different after all…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Analyze West: A Psychiatrist Takes Western Civilization on a Journey of Transformation by Nicholas Beecroft
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 137,550. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Imagine Western Civilization embodied in a character called West. On the brink of suicide, West presents himself to maverick psychiatrist Dr James Hill. West has lost his self-confidence and direction. James leads West through a process of analysis, therapy and transformation. An easy to read novel which will leave you feeling much more positive and clear about the Future of Western Civilization.
Water Culture in South Asia: Bangladesh Perspectives by Development Resources Press
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,170. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by Development Resources Press. 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.
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?