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A Thailand Diary Volume 1 January - June
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,930. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Category: 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.
Hunting Practices of the Wachiperi: Demystifying Indigenous Environmental Behavior
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,630. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
What makes indigenous peoples conserve or degrade biodiversity? This study provides a superb example of the changing environmental behavior of indigenous groups in light of widespread phenomena such as cultural change, market expansion, and greater diversification of livelihoods.
A Darker Shade of Blue: From Public Servant to Professional Deviant - Policing's Special Operations Culture
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Price: $8.43 USD. Words: 41,460. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Category: 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
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Price: $9.50 USD. Words: 33,550. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by IG Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Myanmar Memorabilia/ Thingyan/ The Scripture Examination of Nayon
More Facets of Myanmar
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Price: $9.50 USD. Words: 42,870. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by IG Publishing. Category: 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
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,300. Language: French. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: 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?
Flight From the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West. volume 2
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 227,760. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2014. Category: 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.
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 174,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 77,390. Language: American English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: 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.
Close Encounters of the French Kind
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,900. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Category: 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
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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
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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
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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.
Chelsea Football Fanzine
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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.
Sex, Family and Fertility, Volume 2
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.