Paul Mathews


Dr. Paul Mathews is an anthropologist and sociologist who has worked on Philippine issues for 25 years, and also spent 2 years in Taiwan. He has written extensively about Philippine society and culture in such areas as health, gender relations and sexuality, values, and economic development. He is currently freelancing, following a Research Fellowship at the Australian National University. He is Secretary of the Philippine Studies Association of Australasia, and former Managing Editor of Pilipinas, A Journal of Philippine Studies.

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The Magical Shahua and Fifty Shades of Fur
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 111,180. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Shahua, a magical cat who bestows luck, is saved by Mark & Kitty in Taiwan. He helps Kitty. 20-years later Mark meets Ping & helps feed the canal-cats. They fall in love. Ping says she is ugly. They discover a prophecy & inheritance. She makes a safe-house for abandoned cats. A story across time: how we cast out the disabled, different, not wanted, & how Shahua brings together those who love.
Mabait: A Foothold in Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 161,660. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2019 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Adult
The lives of Cielo, a sex-worker, and Angie, a bureaucrat, antagonistically intersect in Manila. Several years later Angie seeks Cielo's help, but neither are aware now of who the other is. They come to realize that each has barely a foothold in life and they both want the same things: family, love, dignity. In their respective struggles, each girl recognizes the other as kind-hearted (mabait)
A Tale of Two Families
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 121,350. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2018 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Religious
Dramatizes the lives of the Valdez Protestant family and Garcia Catholic family, highlighting everyday Filipino life. Explores how and why religion affects each family according to underlying perceptions of the world and why Catholics have more children than Protestants, and differences between rich/poor, exploiters/exploited, powerful/powerless, men/women. How do they actually come about?
The Habitus of Fertility: A Tale of Two Families
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,710. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2018 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religion & politics
Part 1 narrates with insight and drama the lives of two families, one Protestant the other Roman Catholic, in the rural Philippines. That’s about as much as I can tell you without a spoiler. In Parts 2 and 3 my essential problem is to show how an idea, a mental perspective, can be actually operationalized, and across generations. With persistence all will encircle and become clear. Cutting-edge!
Education and EFL in Taiwan: Policy and Practice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,660. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & 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.
Are They Serious? The Discourses of Family Planning, Bio-Citizenship and Nationalism in the Philippines
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,780. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2016 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Social Science » Demography
Why did the State implement a Family Planning Program for the lower classes when policy makers thought they were incapable of being uplifted? I explore the discourses of bio-medicine, nationalism & citizenship in the Philippines: who is a proper & fit person to be a citizen & reproduce the nation. This nationalist Malthusian narrative aims to maintain a high level of population growth.
Male Prostitution: Two Monographs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,790. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Sociology
The first paper describes aspects of male prostitution of Ermita (Manila, Philippines) in the 1980s and '90s. I suggest various reasons for such prostitution, how the boys reconcile their activities with church and morality, and how they construct their sexual identity. The second paper is a critique of "Being A Prostitute" in Australia, that unconvincingly suggests all such prostitutes are gay.
The Things We Do for Money…! Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Taxis but the Driver Wouldn’t Tell You . .
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,990. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2016 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Public Transportation, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The first book about the Taxi Industry, this book has something for everyone: for cabbies a common theme with which they can identify; a word about the various authorities, companies & cab owners; & heaps of interesting information with over 40 pages of their questions and answers: Can I smoke in a cab? How much does a cabbie earn? Do cabbies get solicited? Do taxis carry only people & luggage?
Princes of Beauty. Boy Prostitution in Sydney
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,500. Language: Australian English. Published: May 27, 2016 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Prostitution
Male sex-workers are motivated to achieve; they cannot be considered in purely psychological or sexual terms. Boys from the working & middle classes choose to be prostitutes vis-a-vis classical stereotypes. It questions male prostitutes & their clients as gay, dirty & unmotivated. A sociological study with case histories & a review of the features & causes of & literature on male sex-workers.
Collected Poems...& Philosophical Essays
Price: Free! Words: 28,350. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
Fifteen heartfelt poems and several essays/reflections on profound philosophical life and controversial issues: Images of Public Servitude, Land Rights for Gay Whales, and Lost in (Third) Space [How I Lost My Ethnic Identity].
Directory of Filipinists in Australia and Bibliography
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,550. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2016 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Directories, Nonfiction » Social Science » Regional studies
This publication lists the names, qualifications and interests of Filipinists in Australia and former residents who have made significant contributions to Philippine studies in Australia, Dissertations on the Philippines undertaken at Australian and other Universities, and an extensive bibliography of both published and unpublished material on the Philippines by those listed above.
Daze Of Our Lives
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,060. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
Set in the 1970s when petrol was leaded and cell-fones weren’t even a dream, Daze of our Lives was written while Ben was in jail. It tells the story of a series of crazy, hippy events that will keep you incredulous and laughing. A chance for you to know what it what it was like 40 years ago on the NSW Nimbin-vego north coast.
Complementary Therapeutics. A Selected Annotated Bibliography
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,560. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies, Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
This annotated bibliography, read as a chronology, traces a change in beliefs and attitudes, where the body, health, nature and society have come to mean different things and imply different consequences for both the individual and society. The compilation lists, in alphabetical order, and annotates dissertations, books, chapters and miscellaneous reports etc on complementary therapeutics.
The Can: Benny & the Gems
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,490. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Ben spent 8 years in jail for a diamond heist. Set in the 1970s when petrol was leaded and cell-fones weren’t even a dream, The Can was written while Ben was in jail. It tells the story of how he came to be there, following a series of crazy, hippy events that will keep you incredulous and laughing. A chance for you to know what it what it was like 40 years ago on the NSW Nimbin-vego north coast.
Naked in a Nipa Hut: I'm a Cybersex Gurl and I Wanna Tell You My Story…
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,360. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Prostitution, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
A social and anthropological insight into the lives of cybersex models and how they and others perceive their work. Based on several interviews/case studies of ACMs, and addresses issues raised in an earlier book. Also outlines the structure of the sex industry in the Philippines and where ACM-ing may fit within that. 130pp approx.
Travellers in Taiwan: Reflections of Formosa
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,390. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy
What do "foreigners" think of Taiwan ? How long do they stay ? What do they do ? Are Taiwanese really friendly & smart ? Should Taiwan be part of China ? These questions and curiosities are answered in this study, the first of its kind in Taiwan. An amusing but sociological insight into Taiwan.
Travellers in Taiwan (旅人在臺灣 ) Reflections of Formosa ( 映像福爾摩莎)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: Chinese (traditional). Published: July 15, 2014 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy
外國人眼中的台灣到底是什麼樣子? 他們到底在台灣停留多久? 他們在台灣做些什麼? 台灣人友善聰明嗎? 台灣應該是中國的一部分嗎? 你的疑惑好奇,都可以在這本書得到解答! 一起來探索那些「白色猴子們」在福爾摩莎做些什麼吧! What do foreigners think of Taiwan? How long do they stay? What do they do? Are Taiwanese friendly & smart? Should Taiwan join China? These questions and curiosities are answered in this study of Taiwan. Find out what these strange "white monkeys" get up to in this Formosa….
Asian Cam Models: Digital Virtual Virgin Prostitutes?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,270. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology, Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Sex research
This work explores the cybersex industry in the Philippines. It pioneers research in economics, labour relations, sexuality, globalization, digital technology, Asia. It identifies the piecework relations of a new global industry; the commoditization of sexuality and emotional labour; the impact of digital technology; and injects new ideas into debates about cultural and economic globalization.

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