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Matthew Desmond’s EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City | Summary by Ant Hive Media
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Based on years of embedded fieldwork, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem.
Napoli ed il "Partenopeismo" by Fabio Garuti
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,000. Language: Italian. Published: April 28, 2016 by Meligrana Giuseppe Editore. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
Cercare di analizzare il "fenomeno Napoli", più che la "questione Napoli" è da sempre impresa ardua, dati i tantissimi luoghi comuni che permeano tale realtà. L'unica strada percorribile, in tal senso, consiste nell'effettuare una ricerca che parta da lontano, e che, soprattutto, analizzi la realtà partenopea con occhio disincantato, al fine di cogliere sfumature, sensazioni ed aspetti importanti.
Gangs and Guerrillas - Ideas from Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism - Understanding the Adversary, Becoming a Terrorist, Ethnography, Group Identity, Young Male Problem by Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,680. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
The goal of this project is to share the ideas developed to fight insurgents and terrorists and see if they can be adapted or modified to help the people of Salinas think about their city's problem with gangs in an innovative way.
Our Own Day Here by Richard Risemberg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,080. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a collection of observations on community exploring how we get around, get along, and get a living in a world where not only nature but our own human nature are often hidden in plain sight.
One Nation Inside the Bricks by Jake Manning
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,140. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
In One Nation Inside The Bricks, Jake Manning takes you inside a world of violence filled with gang bangers and drug dealers. Manning has spent over 25 years working in public housing in Boston. He tells a riveting story from the front lines in the war against violence that illustrates the powerful truth that you can survive against the greatest of odds.
Designing Local: Revealing Our Truest Communities by Kyle Ezell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
A revolution in placemaking begins now. We work too hard as urban planners and designers to settle for bland, mediocre places. Our work should be inspiring and creative. Your new day and your community’s reveal is a quick but powerful read away. Help your city, town or neighborhood extract its essence and showcase itself to the world.
Bormla: A Struggling Community by JosAnn Cutajar, Ph.D.
Price: $49.00 USD. Words: 102,690. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by FARAXA Publishing (USA). Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban, Nonfiction » Social Science » Research
Bormla: A Struggling Community is a landmark, mixed methods study in which JosAnn Cutajar presents the current situation of the people of this impoverished, historical, European city in the Maltese Islands. Measures that can be taken by the community, the nation and politicians are also presented, to heal the social ills of this city.
Bordeando la violencia contra las mujeres en la frontera norte de México by El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 85,220. Language: Spanish. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban, Nonfiction » Social Science » Violence in Society
Bordeando la violencia contra las mujeres en la frontera norte de México, es un libro que nace de una intención feminista comprometida intelectual y éticamente para el abordaje de fenómenos sociales que limitan, obstaculizan y detienen el avance y desarrollo de las mujeres en la frontera norte de México.
A China Não Existe: Observação Comparativa da Realidade Moderna na China e o Panorama Económico, Social e Político em Portugal by Daniel Marques
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,010. Language: Portuguese. Published: January 17, 2014 by 22 Lions. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
Esta obra não esconde muitas das mais perversas situações desta moderna nação que é a China e o modo de pensamento Chinês face ao ocidente, para evidenciar o que os Chineses realmente planeiam para o planeta inteiro. É uma oportunidade para conhecer este país profundamente e o que ele representa para o futuro da humanidade.
Mysterious Irrationality'': English Literature and Islam by Geoffrey Clarke
Price: Free! Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
The ‘Azan’, the call to prayer, invites worshipers in London to the mosque at Brick Lane and Regent’s Park, at Finsbury Park and Willesden, at Walthamstow Central and Cricklewood, and the faithful troop in for the evening prayers, cowering from the fog, rain and mist. Once inside, they settle into a calming and benign
Participatory Planning in Plan Preparation by Shashikant Nishant Sharma
Price: Free! Words: 24,290. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Research, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban(5.00 from 1 review)
There are many practices in Delhi which is seen as a good example of participatory planning and the concerns arises when we want to replicate in other cities and towns then it becomes imperative to look in detail the process and their allied pros and cons so that a more effective model can be adapted and adopted for implementation.
Maslow's Triangle: Short Tales of a Homeless Chick by Frankie Wallace
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
As homeless statistics continue to grow, this timely narrative offered by Frankie delves intimately into the life of the homeless by sharing personal stories of her time car camping. Infused with this thoughtful narrative is compelling commentary on current social issues. This quick read is told with a kind of blunt honesty that offers a laugh, a cry, a story of triumph, and a challenge to think.
The Limits of the Legal Process: A Study of Landlords, Law and Crime by David Nelken
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,220. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Housing & Urban Development, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
This pathbreaking study in the sociology of law has won multiple awards for its insight, clarity, and broad import in examining the UK Rent Acts and landlord behavior over a period of time in the '60s and '70s. Not just a revelation of the unintended consequence of well-meant reforms; though it shows the side-effects of a law to protect tenants, it also explores the bigger picture of law's limits.
Freedom is Free by Frank Salinas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,190. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
FREEDOM IS FREE is a book about history, political economy and social psychology. It brings together quotes from champions of classical liberalism such as John Locke, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, and Ludwig von Mises. In doing so, it recontextualizes these figures within the 21st century, making their philosophies all the more relevant to modern day readers.
Gangs and Pakistani youth by Shakeel Aziz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,290. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
This dissertation looks at the causes and reasons for gang membership amongst young boys in Bradford, West Yorkshire who are of Pakistani heritage. The key themes are issues of identity and Diaspora. The issues explored are the challenges facing British born Pakistani’s and the struggle to harmonize their lives between ancestral roots in South Asia and modern day British society
Nations Are Destroyed Because Men Forget by Nasir Hakim
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012 by Secretarius MEMPS. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
Change is always resisted externally as well by who are internally involved with a new organization. The timeline of this resistance spans as long as there is forward movement towards the change, which means it transcends time. Those within the Nation of Islam who were key to this resisteance may have died off, but they had babies. These individuals come with a few more tricks than those before.
The open society and the Russian media. Utopia or the future? by Aliona Tim
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 16,950. Language: Russian. Published: April 1, 2012 by T/O "Neformat". Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
This book is a student's of the Faculty of Journalism diploma, which allows to draw a conclusions about the possibility of an open society in Russia and the media role in such a society.
When Allah Made Malcolm X Smile: The Man, The Minister, The Shining Black Prince by Raymond Sturgis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,990. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
Malcolm X will always be an important figure in the history of our world. Author Raymond Sturgis conveys how Malcolm X words of the past is still relevant to the social issues affecting African Americans today.
Only If they Could Hear Me Cry: A Personal Reflection of Poverty and Homelessness In America by Raymond Sturgis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
Americans, as we put a spoonful of food to our mouths, millions of our fellow Americans cannot feed themselves or their children. The Republican politicians alike have lethargically responded to Americans living in abject conditions.
The Great Australian Housing Rip Off by O-O Happiness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Once upon a time Australia was a housing paradise, awash with cheap, affordable homes. Over the past generation things have changed and now Australia has the most overpriced housing market, has the least affordable housing on the planet and there is a time bomb ticking away that is set to explode on the Australian economy. Whose fault is it? Is there a solution? For the price of a coffee, read on.