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Son Of The Times: Life, Laughter, Love & Coffee by John W. Fountain
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,530. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / African American, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
A collection of columns, stories and essays by Award-winning writer John W. Fountain, a former national correspondent for the New York Times and staff writer at the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune.
The Field Guide for Creative Placemaking and Parks by Matthew Clarke
Price: Free! Words: 37,410. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
This book is intended to serve as an introduction to creative placemaking for those interested in using the practice to create more and better parks in their community.
The Decline of Baseball in Inner-City Chicago by Mark Stephen O'Neal
Price: Free! Words: 6,010. Language: American English. Published: August 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Previously published as "What Happened to Little League Baseball in the Inner City?" Crime in inner-city Chicago is always the hot topic at the start of every news segment daily, and one would be hard-pressed to recall anything positive reported in the Black community. Baseball used to thrive in Chicago, but today shootings in the park take place more than boys swinging baseball bats.
Education and EFL in Taiwan: Policy and Practice by Paul Mathews
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,660. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / general, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
A focus on systemic problems & issues of EFL teaching/learning in Taiwan. Despite goal posts constantly shifting, nothing changes: rote learning, exams, hierarchic structures, culturally-based vis-a-vis earned respect, cheating/plagiarism, credentialism, profiteering, linguistic incompetence,& political infighting persist. Despite 9yrs of EFL many college graduates are not competent in English.
Politics of the Temporary: An Ethnography of Migrant Life in Urban Malaysia by Parthiban Muniandy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,850. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2017 by Gerakbudaya Digital Sdn Bhd. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Discrimination & Race Relations, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
For the first time, Politics of the Temporary details the rich, complex and often difficult realities of the lives of migrants in Malaysia – experiences that are for the most part hidden from public consciousness and awareness. Through a series of reflective and critical ethnographic notes – and told in the words of migrants themselves – Parthiban Muniandy provides an intimate examination of the m
Sherlock Holmes non è morto by Massimo Siviero
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,520. Language: Italian. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Labor rights, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
Con una raffica d’interventi l’Autore scava nell’attualità dei nostri giorni. Non risparmia critiche al potere e affonda i suoi giudizi appuntiti come la lama di un coltello nel tessuto sociale più scottante. Questa non-fiction politicamente scorretta è scritta in uno stile non convenzionale e si legge come le pagine di un romanzo. Il romanzo della vita, dove ormai la realtà supera la fantasia
Our Digital Rights to the City by Meatspace Press
Price: Free! Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Social aspects / general, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
‘Our Digital Rights to the City’ is a small collection of articles about digital technology, data and the city. It covers a range of topics relating to the political and economic power of technologies that are now almost inescapable within the urban environment. Edited by: Joe Shaw and Mark Graham.
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 Bookstore. 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.
Participatory Planning in Plan Preparation by Edupedia Publications Pvt Ltd
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, LLC. 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.