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Food, Community, and the Spirit World: An Indian Village Study by Stanley Regelson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,780. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2017 by Development Resources Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Indian
This is an ethnographic study of Hindu food beliefs, language, and practices in a rural community of Karnataka State, India. It provides the reader with an unusually detailed view of the intersections of language, food, and social relationships. Food is viewed as an important structuring aspect of the Hindu world view. Includes bibliography and more than 100 photographs.
Who are the Shawnee by Allison Bruning
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017 by Marfa House. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Native American, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Feared by settlers and natives alike, the Shawnee tribe have been misunderstood by people throughout history. Who were these conservative people? What was their daily life like? How were their villages organized? This informative book will answer these questions and more in the first volume of the We are Shawnee series.
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…
Summary of Hand to Mouth From Linda Tirado by Summary Station
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
Hand to Mouth The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World From Linda Tirado Summary and Analysis Summary Station Linda Tirado begins her introduction with her answer to a question she saw on an internet forum: Why do poor people do things that seem so self destructive? The answer she gave is a snapshot, a brief insight into the life of someone who is, and always has, living in poverty.
Our Future Is Free by Matt Greer
Price: Free! Words: 46,450. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural(5.00 from 1 review)
Despite surging ideological upheaval in governments today, money itself is never discussed. It remains one of the most unquestioned forms of faith in human history. This book provides a refreshing antidote to the popular narrative which sways from left to right to left but misses the big picture. There are no evil people in this story. Money is a dynamic, complex, fluid entity unto itself.
Pat's Tavern by Thomas Crane
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 31,290. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
A personalized history of a Chicago neighborhood as I lived if during the 1930's, 40's and 50's as told through stories, poems and essays including photographs.
World Peace Last Resort Ultra by Sylvester Marshall
Price: Free! Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Children's Books » How-it-works
“Their no such thing as the unknown, just the temporary hidden…”all welcome to all-inclusive futuristic “relative directions greater good work in progress…. “beneath the blotter stain of can’t get right time.” Global “wisdom (wisdumb= on the brink of the point of no return of uncensored mounting madness, stupefying geological variations of barbaric porcupine ignorance’s.)
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.
This Is That: Travel Guide To Canada by This is That
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 21,920. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Discover the majesty of Canada—or what the internet calls “One of North America’s Top Three Must-Visit Nations”—in this laugh-out-loud, farcical travel guide from the country’s most celebrated comedy team, This is That.
Positive Thinking in a Dark Age: Essays on the Global Transition by Jim Tull
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,690. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016 by Puma Negra Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Essay » Sociology
Positive Thinking in a Dark Age is a collection of fourteen essays written over the past fifteen years by visionary activist, thinker and teacher, Jim Tull and published by C.S. Drury and Puma Negra Publishing. In a contentious world where social action usually means either direct aid or some form of political response, these essays together promote a ‘third way’.
Settlement Patterns and Ecosystem Pressures in the Peruvian Rainforest: Understanding the Impacts of Indigenous Peoples on Biodiversity by Rodolfo Tello
Price: Free! Words: 10,080. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016 by Amakella Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
To what extent do regional socioeconomic processes influence the level of ecosystem pressure being exerted by indigenous groups? In Manu National Park, increments in environmental pressures have been associated with an increased disruption of the indigenous livelihoods, created mostly by the intensification of regional socioeconomic activities and changes in settlement patterns.
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.
The Saudi Files: Notes from the Field by Gabi Tree
Series: The Scrappy Traveller Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,380. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015 by Dr Gabrielle Tree. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
The Saudi Files: notes from the field are field notes of my ethnographic observations teaching English in Saudi Arabia. Had I aspired to a more traditional discussion of a travellers life in Saudi Arabia, being neither Third World nor Muslim, I would’ve had little to say. As my focus is on human interactions and social structures, there was an abundance to note.
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.