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Mierda: Símbolos y Significados
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
Strategies of Control
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,690. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Penology
This groundbreaking study of transitions and control in the California prison system has been extensively read, cited and quoted in unpublished form, and is finally available worldwide. A compelling part of the canon of studies in penology, criminology, sociology and organizational theory, STRATEGIES OF CONTROL's new edition adds a 2016 foreword by Howard S. Becker and afterword by Jonathan Simon.
Restoring Self
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 27,940. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
Knowing who you are is one of the quintessential parts of life. If you do not know where you come then you do not know who you are. In today's time the African-American community is suffering from an identity crisis. Blacks need to remember who they are and where they came from.
Te Awa Atua: Menstruation in the Precolonial Maori World
Price: $24.99 USD. Words: 47,080. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by He Puna Manawa. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies, Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
Te Awa Atua is a ground-breaking study of menstruation in pre-colonial Māori society. By examining Māori cosmologies, tribal histories, oral literatures, ceremonies and rites connecting Māori women to their pantheon of atua (deities), Ngāhuia Murphy unveils striking Indigenous constructs of womanhood that radically challenge notions of female inferiority and menstrual pollution.
Farmer Field School: Guidance Document Planning for Quality Programmes
Price: Free! Words: 26,450. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
This FFS Guidance Document focuses on the process and critical decisions that are necessary when starting a new FFS programme, and guides the reader through the essential steps required to establish a solid basis for such programmes, in tune with the specific local conditions.
Not Tragically Colored: Freedom, Personhood, and the Renewal of Black America
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 104,920. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Minority Studies
Despite a seemingly endless series of programs, discussions, and analyses—and the election of the first African-American president—the problem of race continues to bedevil American society. Could it be that our programs and discussions have failed to get at the root of the problem? Ismael Hernandez strikes at the root, even when that means plunging his axe deep into the hard soil of political...
Sexual Crimes
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 77,690. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and religion, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sexual abuse & harassment
This book speaks on the violence of rape, incest and other kinds of sexual crimes in our today's world. The author details his readers with acts, causes and effects of sexual evils on the victims, the perpetrators, the families and the society at large. In the end, the author, Dr. Johnson comes out with solutions to this tragic social evil. This is one book all of us must read.
Henry Miller: The Last Days
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,810. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016 by Sky Blue Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying
Only months after Barbara Kraft's dear friend Anais Nin died, she saw Henry Miller give a reading. She was inspired enough to read "An Open Letter to Henry Miller" on a local NPR station, and when Miller heard it, he invited Kraft to be one of his rotating cooks. What ensued was a close friendship with the famous author and a touching and detailed recording of the last two years of his life.
Ethnic Relations in Malaysia: Conflict and Harmony
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,770. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016 by Gerakbudaya Digital Sdn Bhd. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
Academic turned political activist and presently, Senator from Selangor state to the Parliament, Dr Syed Husin Ali traces how ethnicity has been manipulated, since Independence, by Malaysian politicians for their own gain to the detriment of the people. A must read for those studying ethnic politics and development, Southeast Asia, and sociology in the social sciences.
The Peaceful People: The Penan and their Fight for the Forest
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 98,710. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016 by Gerakbudaya Digital Sdn Bhd. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » Social Science » Developing & Emerging Countries
The Peaceful People is the story of the Penan, the jungle nomads of Sarawak, Malaysia, on Borneo island who for decades have fought for possession and preservation of their traditional forest lands against rampant logging. Author Paul Malone provides a comprehensive account of Penan society and culture, the politics of logging and the struggle of indigenous communities.
It's Gotta Be The Shorts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,690. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016 by The Florida Hoosier. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Storytelling, Nonfiction » General reference » Bibliographies & indices
The life and adventures of a UPS delivery driver, or as we affectionately, in the spirit of political correctness, renamed ourselves parcel Redistribution specialists.
The Lucky One: A Chilling True Account of Child Sex Trafficking and One Survivor's Journey from Brutal Captivity to a Life of Freedom
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 28,490. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery, Nonfiction » Social Science » Prostitution & sex trade
She was only four years old when she was sold into the sex trade. White picket fences and steepled churches all guarded secrets that were not ever supposed to be told. She shouldn’t have survived it. If God had answered her prayers, she wouldn’t have. Here is the true account of how she was brought out of captivity and into a life of freedom.
The Meaning of Home- Voices from the Streets
Price: Free! Words: 66,800. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Social Work
This book explores the notion and meaning of home from various perspectives. It is about what it is like to live and experience a life of homelessness in Melbourne. Despite the awful things that happen in the lives of the nine people; the violence and drug use and the toughness of life on the streets, it is full of hope.
Inclusive Business Models: Guidelines for improving linkages between producer groups and buyers of agricultural produce
Price: Free! Words: 43,430. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
Aimed at designers of agricultural value chain projects, rural development projects and enterprise development projects, together with grassroots NGOs that implement smallholder commercialization projects, these guidelines have been developed to facilitate the design and implementation of interventions that strengthen business models linking smallholders to value chains.
Slavery and the Penal System
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,080. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Slavery, Nonfiction » Social Science » Penology
The groundbreaking study of penal slavery throughout the ages is finally available again. Previously a rare book, despite the fact that it is widely quoted and cited by scholars in the field of sociology, penology, and criminology, it can now be accessed easily worldwide and be assigned to classes. Now in its 40th anniversary edition, Sellin's classic book adds a new Foreword by Barry Krisberg.
Team Tanzania: A Personal Reflection of a Vine Trust Work Party Member
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,690. Language: British English. Published: April 28, 2016 by Gilead Books Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Social Issues, Nonfiction » Social Science » Developing & Emerging Countries
People talk of ‘life-changing experiences’. This book describes such an event. Heading out to Tanzania as part of a Vine Trust Work Party to help some of the world’s poorest children orphaned by Aids, this is the author’s personal account of what happened. Both heart-warming and heart-rending, if you read this book, you will want to do something to help change the lives of others for the better.
Exploring the concept of water tenure
Price: Free! Words: 33,560. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Natural Resources, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
This paper seeks to provide answers to the following questions: (a) What is water tenure? (b) Does water tenure really exist or is water simply too different from other natural resources policies and practices? (d) Is there scope for further work on the possible development of guidelines on water tenure?
Produire plus avec moins en pratique: le maïs, le riz, le blé: Guide pour une production céréalière durable
Price: Free! Words: 58,820. Language: French. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Farming, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
On trouvera dans le présent guide une application concrète du modèle Produire plus avec moins de la FAO pour une intensification durable de la production des cultures fondamentales en matière de sécurité alimentaire, à savoir le maïs, le riz et le blé.
Ahorrar para crecer en la práctica: maíz, arroz, trigo: Guía para la producción sostenible de cereales
Price: Free! Words: 58,080. Language: Spanish. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Farming, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
En la presente guía se describe la aplicación práctica del modelo de la FAO de intensificación sostenible de la producción agrícola “Ahorrar para crecer” en los cultivos fundamentales para la seguridad alimentaria mundial, esto es, el maíz, el arroz y el trigo.
Getting Pretty Good at Barely Getting By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,360. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides, Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
The author, while sharing parts of his personal story about the struggle of living on a less-than-poverty-level income, reveals the strategies he still uses that keep him from going hungry and being homeless. The book goes beyond the traditional advice about coupon-clipping and buying things on sale. It offers realistic and timely money-saving tips the reader can start using immediately.