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Daughters are Diamonds: Honour, Shame & Seclusion - A South African Perspective by Shafinaaz Hassim
Price: Free! Words: 41,790. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
'Daughters are Diamonds' is a groundbreaking study on the objectification of women in honour-bound, traditionalist societies. The study asks questions about the failures of democracy in protecting minority rights, especially those with regard to women. It looks in particular at the case study of Indian Muslim women in South Africa.
Death of N-Words by James Lewis
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies(5.00 from 1 review)
Many people make excuses for using various forms of the N-word. No matter the version, the N-word is still one of the most racially charged, controversial words in this country. Depending on how it's used, one can expect a punch or a hug. Although the word has become trendy, an unwritten rule states only certain groups can say it--which only fuels the confusion associated with using the word.
Den Fria Marknaden har snart gjort 99% av oss utfattiga (Swedish/Svenska) by Håkan Anderberg
Series: Från Konsumtion till Internet i en Värld av Elektricitet, Första Boken. Price: Free! Words: 76,710. Language: Swedish. Published: May 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Social Science » Social psychology(5.00 from 1 review)
Om inget annat så visade den ekonomiska krisen 2008 hur nära vi är en ekonomisk kollaps av det system vi alla lider under idag. Det system som kallas den ”fria marknaden”. Boken visar hur vi kommit dit vi är med början för 100 år sedan med en viss Edward Bernays som skapade en ny politisk idé byggd på att styra människors irrationella känslor så de blev lyckliga och lugna genom konsumtion.
Eurasians at the Grassroots - Vol. 1 by Dennis De Witt
Price: Free! Words: 15,140. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Eurasians at the Grassroots - Vol.1 is a collection of short stories regarding Eurasians and the memories of Eurasians. Its purpose is to collect and publish stories as a collective work about Eurasians, by Eurasians and for Eurasians. There are stories about Eurasians contributed from Malaysia, Singapore, as well as from Australia, The Netherlands and USA.
Religion, Values, and Experiences: Black and Hispanic American Attitudes on Abortion and Reproductive Issues by Robert P. Jones
Price: Free! Words: 10,430. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics, Nonfiction » Social Science » Abortion & Birth Control
How do black and Hispanic Americans feel about abortion and other pressing social issues? Public Religion Research Institute's 2012 demographic survey uncovers opinions regarding the morality and legality of abortion, the importance of contraception, and the role of religiosity in shaping views on reproductive matters.
2012 Genesis - A New Beginning for Humanity by Kelaiah
Price: Free! Words: 30,980. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by Mark Kalita. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend
The date of 12-21-2012 in the Mayan Long Count Calendar is only the end of an epoch. There have been many epochs ending, and in each instance, another starts. The impending doom many fear is not found in any of the classic Maya accounts, and misrepresents Maya history, and culture. The reality is that in the future, goodness, lovingkindness, and harmony will reign, verified by many traditions.
Your Mark On The World, Stories of service that show us how to give more with a purpose without giving up what's most important. by Devin Thorpe
Price: Free! Words: 55,230. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Philanthropy & Charity, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal success(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Your Mark On The World combines inspiring stories of ordinary people doing remarkable things to make the world a better place with practical advice to empower you to give more to a cause (charity, non-profit or social venture) without giving up a career or family.
The Art Teacher by Joe C Combs 2nd
Series: Growing Up Southern · The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Social Science » Storytelling(4.67 from 3 reviews)
An essay about an art teacher's lasting impact on his students.
Clutterbug: A zine about stuff by Phiona Stanley
Price: Free! Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living(3.00 from 1 review)
Look around you right now: how much 'stuff' do you have? This zine is all about chucking stuff out, resisting buying new stuff, and looking at the processes of how we engage with stuff along the way. I consider the 'buy-ology' of why we desire and buy what we do in the first place and also 'flow': the exact opposite of the desire-acquire cycle. If you hoard stuff, or purge, this will interest you.
I Am Vietnamese by Huy Pham
Price: Free! Words: 73,580. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies, Essay » Sociology
Think Pho Ga for the Vietnamese soul. This is an edgy collection of 70+ English short stories from Vietnamese people across the world about our struggles with cultural identity, failure, parents, expectations, and life itself. Contributing authors include best-sellers Madeline Truong, Andrew Pham, Andrew Lam, and MasterChef Christine Ha, and many talented amateurs.
The 2012 American Values Survey: How Catholics and the Religiously Unaffiliated Will Shape the 2012 Election and Beyond by Robert P. Jones
Price: Free! Words: 20,360. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » Social Science » Demography
Explore how America’s diverse and fluid religious landscape influenced the outcome of the 2012 election in Public Religion Research Institute’s American Values Survey. This annual survey delves into the intricacies of American values, with a particular emphasis on the "Catholic vote" and the religiously unaffiliated, both of which reveal a greater complexity than previously acknowledged.
Inferno: An Inquiry into the Willingham Fire by J Bennett Allen
Price: Free! Words: 32,690. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011 by Lynn Allen. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » True crime
Cameron Todd Willingham refused to walk to his execution. To his last moment he proclaimed his innocence of the arson that claimed the lives of his children. While much has been written of the trial, conviction and execution of Willingham, Inferno is the first exploration of the possible causes of the fire that cost three children, and eventually, Willingham himself, their lives.
开枪还是不开枪 中国与东欧的后极权主义 （To Shoot or Not To Shoot） by Zhe Yi
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 200. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
为什么东欧的共产主义政权垮台了，而中国的共产党政权却能延续至今？为什么有的掌权者可以毫不犹豫地向抗议者开枪，有的却手足无措？埃尔朗根-纽伦堡大学政治系教授Mark R. Thompson给出了更系统化的答案。
OneWorld Solution 2By2 by Roland N Verrier
Price: Free! Words: 52,410. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
The world as we know it seem to be in need of a solution to a better path in it’s evolution towards a higher humanity. In this day an age we still have hunger and wars going on and compete for every morsel of life that we get our hands on without regard towards our neighbors. All we need is a hundred Nobel laureates in different fields of knowledge to assemble and theorize a solution.
Как мужчины делают из женщин ничтожества. Курица – не птица, а баба не человек. Книга 1. Серия книг "Бревно с широко раздвинутыми ногами" by Andrey Davydov
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: Russian. Published: March 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies, Nonfiction » Psychology » General
Каждая женщина считает себя личностью. Напрасно. Ни одна женщина личностью не является. Вне зависимости от расовой, национальной, профессиональной и прочей принадлежности. Любая женщина живет так, как ее запрограммировал мужчина. Как ему удобно, как ему захотелось. Женщины даже и не предполагают, кто производит образы для того, что они считают своим "Я", и зачем.
Managers' manual for the 21st century. by Kehinde Fawumi
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Mentoring & coaching, Nonfiction » Social Science » Developing & Emerging Countries
This brilliant piece came out as one of the (World) best in the 2010 edition of Peter Drucker's Global Challenge. The author has thus decided to share it with the world! It is a solution-driven missive on the numerous uncertainties hobbling the sustenance of the global community and especially of businesses.
Actionable Evaluation Basics: Getting succinct answers to the most important questions [minibook] by E. Jane Davidson
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Research(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Avoid getting lost in indicators, measures, and analysis methods; use this guide to get clear, well-reasoned, insightful answers to the most important questions. Great tips for reporting that is succinct and straight-to-the-point without falling into the trap of oversimplification. This easy-to-read, informative minibook gives a practical overview of 6 elements essential for actionable evaluation.
Adolescenti in Sicilia by istitutodemopolis
Price: Free! Words: 6,480. Language: Italian. Published: May 28, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Di loro si parla, loro non parlano. È una generazione silenziosa quella degli adolescenti siciliani. Hanno tra i 13 ed i 19 anni: di loro, al di là degli episodi di cronaca, si conosce poco; se ne ignorano spesso le esigenze reali, le dinamiche affettive, i modelli comportamentali, i bisogni primari.
1001 Changes To Get America Back On Track by P.R. Heinonen
Price: Free! Words: 41,420. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Reference, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Modern day self help book for America, geared specifically for the 99.99%. Provides a roadmap of where we have been, how we got where we are and how we formulate a vision for the future of America.