Books tagged: institutions

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My Brother's Unknowable World
Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is the story of my brother, Leonard, who was born blind and profoundly "retarded" and is now 59 years old. I began writing this memoir in 1987 to reveal grim truths about people who had no choices. By the time there were laws to protect my brother’s human rights, he had already been a victim of immeasurable neglect in two institutions. Eventually, Leonard prevailed, and this is my tribute.
Adaptability, a Blessing or a Curse?
Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Categories: Essay » Sociology
This essay reveals how our brains adapt to painful situations by taking comfort in illusions. By finding fulfillment in beliefs and dreams, we have "normalized" a way of life that is not sustainable. Our eventual survival requires a way of life based on intimacy. Finding comfort in the moment, we would no longer be dependent on dreams, and thus also on the "truths" by which we hope to realize them
Pelican Bay Riot
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,280. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Law enforcement
"With lazer-like precision Glenn Langohr lays bare the festering under-belly of our criminal justice system in a driving, graphic narrative that somehow finds the humanity in this most inhuman setting." Phillip Doran, T.V. Producer and Author Pelican Bay Riot is a compilation of four stories that take you into the most violent, deadly and bloody prison in California, the Pelican Bay S.H.U.
Reticent Rain
Price: Free! Words: 18,240. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The spaces between the connect and the disconnect are in concert when a young psychiatric intern, Doctor Pierce, faces the many challenges that the state run institution of Westwood presents to him. There he meets Paige, a frail and catatonic patient, that changes both of their lives forever. Through cryptic passages and heavy metaphor, the story unfolds to a bewildering and unnerving ending.
A Report on Humanity by an Alien
Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
A highly advanced alien being, Inxuziot, from the planet Aw01, is an explorer of the Universe. He's been to Earth, and this is his report on Humanity and our not too bright condition as a species.
Mexico: A Sociopolitical Critique
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,210. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Anthropology
This book attempts to explain to the foreigner, particularly those living in The West, how life is in Mexico. It attempts to explain where Mexico's sociology comes from and what can be done to solve its many problems and also why they aren't solved. Travel with the author through Mexico's institutions and idiosyncrasy to understand a little better Mexicans, as well as Hispanics of Mexican origin
It's For Your Own Good
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Sue wanted to go home, she always wanted to go home. The teachers and staff here were nice enough but it wasn't home. She did not feel that different. Not different enough to have to live here in this place. It seemed like a school some times and a prison at other times. Nothing was hers, she had no privacy and she had no space. Why would her parents place her here and keep her sister at home.
A Primer on a Contemporary Infrasovereign Religion
Series: Primers on Category-Based Nested Forms. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
This primer is the eighth in a series on the category-based nested forms. A nested form model for “the presence underlying the word ‘religion’” may be constructed of three tiers of interscopes. The third tier is the society tier. Institutions occupy the content level. The sovereign occupies the situation level. Infrasovereign religions are “institutions that can grasp for sovereign power”.