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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. 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?
An Executive Summary of Jared Diamond's 'The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?'
By A. D. Thibeault
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,190. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
A full executive summary of 'The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?' by Jared Diamond. This is not a chapter-by-chapter summary. Rather, the author takes an holistic approach, reorganizing and breaking down the content for easier understanding where necessary, and cutting out the repetition.
Margins of the Nation: Sri Lanka in Postcolonial Perspectives
By Gajendra Kumar
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Global society studies
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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. 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.
By Paul Gosselin
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
By Joel Barlow
Price: Free! 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.
Crónicas de los perdidos
By Albert Gamundi, Sr
Series: Pensamiento alternativo, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: Spanish. Published: September 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Diaries & Journals
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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: $120.00 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: Russian. Published: August 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology
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.
Figuring Out The Natives: A traveler's guide to exploring cultures
By Bob Martin
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,130. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Figuring Out The Natives helps you broaden your travel horizons by showing you how to explore and understand the culture, customs and ways of the people who live where you travel. Discover 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. 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
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.