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Living Like Indians: 1,001 Projects, Games, Activities, and Crafts by Allan A. Macfarlan (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

For children and adults alike, Living Like Indians is the essential guide to Native American recreation and activities. Written with recreation directors in mind, this wonderful field companion provides thoughtful learning activities along with a history of the Native Americans. Tracking, camping, and exploring nature are only a few of the topics found in this book. The author provides suggestions for over 1,000 projects for indoor and outdoor activities, and also includes practical first aid and wilderness advice on cooking, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 320 Pages (12,101 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All-Time: Ranking Sports' Most Notorious Fixes, Cover-ups, and Scandals by Elliott Kalb (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Separating fact from myth, Kalb attempts to determine which of these long-held conspiracy theories hold water, and which ones fall flat under scrutiny. Ranking the conspiracies from 1 to 30 and the likelihood of each conspiracy from 1 to 5, Kalb boldly asks: • Did baseball avoid integration in the 1930s and 1940s with an unwritten agreement? • Was Super Bowl III a fixed game? • Did Sonny Liston throw both of his fights vs. Muhammad Ali? • Was the NBA's first-ever draft lottery fixed? • Why did Michael Jordan ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 372 Pages (3,563 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2014 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (89 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2014 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2014. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2014 includes: • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure • New data on military expenditures and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 960 Pages (27,491 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (29 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

The ultimate, comprehensive guide to country-by-country statistics around the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2018. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 includes: • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 1,168 Pages (50,582 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2017 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (71 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

A country-by-country guide to the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2017 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2016. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2017 includes: • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure • New data on military ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 1,114 Pages (38,604 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries (Aesthetics Today) by Donald Kuspit (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

In essays culled from three decades of critical writing, Donald Kuspit explores the aesthetic developments of the twentieth century, from post-impressionism to the latest permutation of post-Modernism. Ranging from Willem de Kooning to Andy Warhol to Sue Coe, this provocative anthology chronicles the distinctive voice of a formidable art critic whose reflections on art, artists, and art criticism constitute an eclectic exploration of the ways in which art and art criticism have influenced contemporary thought and psychology. The ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 352 Pages (4,002 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The Rainforest Survivors: Adventures Among Today's Stone Age Jungle Tribes by Paul Raffaele (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

Even in our hyper-connected world, there are tribes scattered across the far reaches of the globe who still live much the same way that their ancestors did thousands of years ago. Having had minimal contact with the outside world, these peoples currently live in harmony and unison with the environment around them. But as technology grows and the human population expands, the way of life of these tribes becomes increasingly threatened with every passing day. In The Rainforest Survivors, veteran overseas reporter Paul Raffaele ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 306 Pages (34,666 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Future Man: How to Evolve and Thrive in the Age of Trump, Mansplaining, and #MeToo by Tim Samuels (Arcade) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

A sharply intelligent, explosively honest, and laugh-out-loud funny look at the state of masculinity and how to be a man, for fans of Jon Ronson and Matt Haig. If ever there was an urgent need for a frank understanding of what's going on with men, it is now. Male rage and frustration have driven resurgent populism, mass shootings, and epidemics of addiction and violence. Powerful men who have abused their positions for decades have been and are being #MeToo-outed and dismissed. The patriarchy, that solid bedrock of male power for ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 310 Pages (1,822 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Pinot Noir: An International Banking Spy Thriller (A Louise Moscow Novel Book 2) by Lorraine Evanoff 5.0 Stars (34 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER, MYSTERY B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE, HISTORICAL FICTION Multi-billionaire banker and philanthropist, Ekram M. Almasi, has just been murdered... And there's only one person who can uncover the mystery behind this international banking scandal: Louise Moscow. Able to handle a high-powered speedboat, an ex-lover, and a ginger-haired villain with equal ease, this international spy embarks on a journey that will take her to Monte Carlo, Paris, and Burgundy. The amazing scenario, however, cannot ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 312 Pages (1,889 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2012 by The Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (39 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2012 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2012. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2012 includes: Detailed maps with new geopolitical data Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure New data on military expenditures and capabilities Information on ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 864 Pages (21,083 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Animal Energies: Interpreting the Messages and Warnings of Animals by Gary Buffalo Horn Man (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 14 minutes ago

Find life guidance from the powerful ancient knowledge of animals. In many Native American traditions, animals are considered to be our older, wiser brothers and sisters. Their behavior can help us better understand ourselves, heal old wounds, adapt to new situations, or warn us of dangers. Animal Energies shows us how to interpret our physical and spiritual encounters with animals in ways that enable us to achieve balance in the natural world. Colorfully illustrated and easy-to-reference, the book presents little-known facts about ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 304 Pages (32,734 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The Safety of the Kingdom: Government Responses to Subversive Threats by J. Michael Martinez (Carrel Books) Price verified 16 hours ago

The horrendous events of September 11, 2001, heightened awareness of terrorism unlike all but a handful of major catastrophes in American history. Like the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and President Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963, 9/11 is a date forever enshrined in our national memory. But 9/11 once again raised the question: What should government do to eliminate or reduce the likelihood of a future attack? How should national leadership balance its responsibility to protect the civil ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 300 Pages (7,468 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Architecture of a Technodemocracy: How Technology and Democracy Can Revolutionize Governments, Empower the 100%, and End the 1% System by Jason M. Hanania (technodemocracy.us) 4.5 Stars (82 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

The world is primed for radical changes in government where each of us has an equal voice and all are held accountable. In Architecture of a Technodemocracy, Hanania provides a detailed blueprint on how to leverage current government processes, communications systems, and blockchain security to take the next step in the evolution of human government. By harnessing technology that already exists, we can nonviolently reshape our respective governments. The cooperation of modern politicians is not a requirement. A technodemocracy can ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 436 Pages (3,942 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Nicomachean Ethics: Complete Edition by Aristotle (e-artnow) 1.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 12 hours ago

The Nicomachean Ethics is the Aristotle's best-known work on ethics. The work, which plays a pre-eminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum. The theme of the work is a Socratic question previously explored in the works of Plato, Aristotle's friend and teacher, of how men should best live. In his Metaphysics, Aristotle described how Socrates, the friend and teacher of Plato, had turned philosophy to human ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 349 Pages (1,340 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: May 31st, 2020

The Collected Works: Plays, Novels, Articles, Letters and Essays: Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, ... by George Bernard Shaw (e-artnow) Price verified 23 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Works: Plays, Novels, Articles, Letters and Essays" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist and short story writer and wrote more than 60 plays. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Academy Award (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion (an adaptation of his own play) Content: ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 4,661 Pages (7,399 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: May 30th, 2020

The Greatest Works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Emile, On the Social Contract, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Among Men, Confessions… by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 26 minutes ago

This meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Emile, or On Education The Social Contract Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Among Men Discourse on the Arts and Sciences A Discourse on Political Economy Confessions New Heloise (An Excerpt)

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 1,404 Pages (3,569 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: May 30th, 2020

Capital & The Communist Manifesto: Including Two Important Precursors to Capital (Wage-Labour and Capital & Wages, Price and Profit) by Karl Marx (e-artnow) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "Capital & The Communist Manifesto" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Capital by Karl Marx is a foundational theoretical text in materialist philosophy, economics and politics. Marx aimed to reveal the economic patterns underpinning the capitalist mode of production, in contrast to classical political economists such as Adam Smith, Jean-Baptiste Say, David Ricardo and John Stuart Mill. Marx did not live to publish the planned second and third parts, but they ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 2,675 Pages (6,479 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: May 30th, 2020

Ignite Female Change Makers: Dynamic Women Making an Exceptional Difference for the Future of Women Around the World by JB Owen (JBO Global) 4.6 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the world? Do you have a deep desire to create change in your life and in the lives of others? Do you feel that change is in front of you and you are ready to dive right in? If you wish to make a change on the planet but don't know where to begin, or if you are making change already and want to make more, come enjoy 50 stories of powerful and dynamic Ignite Moments by courageous & determined women who are stepping into change in every area of their lives. Ignite moments are those moments ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 438 Pages (38,483 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: May 30th, 2020

The Collected Articles, Lectures, Essays and Letters: Thoughts and Studies from the Renowned Dramaturge and Author of Mrs. Warren's Profession, ... by George Bernard Shaw (e-artnow) Price verified 15 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Articles, Lectures, Essays and Letters" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist and short story writer and wrote more than 60 plays. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Academy Award (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion (an adaptation of his own play) Content: Quintessence of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 994 Pages (2,583 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: May 29th, 2020

The Group Mind: A Sketch of the Principles of Collective Psychology by William McDougall (e-artnow) 4.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

"Until the later decades of the nineteenth century, psychology continued to concern itself almost exclusively with the mind of man conceived in an abstract fashion, not as the mind of any particular individual, but as the mind of a representative individual considered in abstraction from his social settings as something given to our contemplation fully formed and complete... " William McDougall was an early 20th century psychologist who wrote a number of highly influential textbooks, and was particularly important in the development ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 458 Pages (2,340 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: May 29th, 2020

Aristotle: The Complete Works by Aristotle (Complete Works Editions) 4.7 Stars (30 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

Aristotle (384-322 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and student of Plato who stunningly changed the course of Western philosophy. He has gone down in history as one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Cicero, the Roman statesman and philosopher, once called his writing style "a river of gold;" and his scope of thought and subsequent influence on the study of science, logic, philosophical discourse, and theology has led many to dub him "The Philosopher." Contents: Part 1: Logic (Organon) Categories, translated by E. M. Edghill On ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 2,926 Pages (3,383 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: May 29th, 2020

Theodicy: Essays of Theodicy on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man and the Origin of Evil by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (e-artnow) 3.8 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

"Theodicy" is a book of philosophy by the German polymath Gottfried Leibniz published in 1710, whose optimistic approach to the problem of evil is thought to have inspired Voltaire's "Candide". Much of the work consists of a response to the ideas of the French philosopher Pierre Bayle, with whom Leibniz carried on a debate for many years. The "Theodicy" tries to justify the apparent imperfections of the world by claiming that it is optimal among all possible worlds. It must be the best possible and most balanced world, because it was ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 427 Pages (1,683 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: May 20th, 2020

Revolution: Ice Age Re-Entry by Carlton Brown (Atitlan Press) 4.4 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

FREE e-Book: Mitigating the Risks of a 21st Century Climate Switch to a Global Cooling Phase before Running Out of Proven Oil and Gas Reserves in the Cold and Famine-prone Decades ahead: There is an urgent need to prepare the world for a 21st-century climate switch to a cooling phase, and this current grand solar minimum is a prime time for that switch. The world will face natural climate change-related risks during the current grand solar minimum period -- risks dismissed or ignored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 313 Pages (12,706 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: May 15th, 2020

Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline by Steven K. Kapp (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

This open access book marks the first historical overview of the autism rights branch of the neurodiversity movement, describing the activities and rationales of key leaders in their own words since it organized into a unique community in 1992. Sandwiched by editorial chapters that include critical analysis, the book contains 19 chapters by 21 authors about the forming of the autistic community and neurodiversity movement, progress in their influence on the broader autism community and field, and their possible threshold of the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 349 Pages (3,079 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: May 8th, 2020

Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica by Joshua Englehardt (University Press of Colorado) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica explores the role of interregional interaction in the dynamic sociocultural processes that shaped the pre-Columbian societies of Mesoamerica. Interdisciplinary contributions from leading scholars investigate linguistic exchange and borrowing, scribal practices, settlement patterns, ceramics, iconography, and trade systems, presenting a variety of case studies drawn from multiple spatial, temporal, and cultural contexts within Mesoamerica. Archaeologists have long recognized the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 426 Pages (7,710 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: May 1st, 2020

Réflexions sur la violence (French Edition) by Georges Sorel 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 20 hours ago

Ce livre est une oeuvre du domaine public éditée au format numérique par Norph-Nop. L'achat de l'édition Kindle inclut le téléchargement via un réseau sans fil sur votre liseuse et vos applications de lecture Kindle

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 368 Pages (439 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Apr 28th, 2020

Une agronomie pour le XXIe siècle (QUAE GIE) (French Edition) by Guy Richard (Quae) Price verified 23 hours ago

L'enjeu des agricultures est aujourd'hui de produire en réduisant drastiquement les émissions de gaz à effet de serre, sur des espaces agricoles limités où doivent être préservés la biodiversité, la qualité des ressources, les sols, les eaux, l'air... Cet ouvrage collectif, publié à l'occasion des vingt années d'existence du département Environnement et Agronomie de l'Inra, fait le point sur les avancées réalisées dans ce sens.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 583 Pages (14,769 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Apr 23rd, 2020

Advancing Equality: How Constitutional Rights Can Make a Difference Worldwide by Jody Heymann (University of California Press) Price verified 22 hours ago

In a world where basic human rights are under attack and discrimination is widespread, Advancing Equality reminds us of the critical role of constitutions in creating and protecting equal rights. Combining a comparative analysis of equal rights in the constitutions of all 193 United Nations member countries with inspiring stories of activism and powerful court cases from around the globe, the book traces the trends in constitution drafting over the past half century and examines how stronger protections against discrimination have ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 417 Pages (4,506 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Apr 22nd, 2020

Vigilantism against Migrants and Minorities (OPEN ACCESS) (Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right) by Tore Bjørgo (Routledge) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 21 minutes ago

This edited volume traces the rise of far right vigilante movements - some who have been involved in serious violence against minorities, migrants and other vulnerable groups in society, whereas other vigilantes are intimidating but avoid using violence. Written by an international team of contributors, the book features case studies from Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, and Asia. Each chapter is written to a common research template examining the national social and political context, the purpose of the vigilante ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 369 Pages (3,267 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Apr 22nd, 2020

Der Untergang des Abendlandes - Zweiter Band (German Edition) by Oswald Spengler 4.4 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Bei diesem Werk handelt es sich um eine urheberrechtsfreie Ausgabe. Der Kauf dieser Kindle-Edition beinhaltet die kostenlose, drahtlose Lieferung auf Ihren Kindle oder Ihre Kindle-Apps.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 576 Pages (1,034 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Apr 21st, 2020

Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos by Amelie G. Ramirez (Springer) Price verified 26 minutes ago

This open access book gives an overview of the sessions, panel discussions, and outcomes of the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference, held in February 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, and hosted by the Mays Cancer Center and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. Latinos - the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group in the United States - are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer cases in coming years. Although there has been substantial advancement in cancer prevention, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 329 Pages (4,985 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Apr 19th, 2020

Standardization and Risk Governance: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (Routledge New Security Studies) by Odd Einar Olsen (Routledge) Price verified 21 hours ago

This multi-disciplinary book conceptualizes, maps, and analyses ongoing standardization processes of risk issues across various sectors, processes, and practices. Standards are not only technical specifications and guidelines to support efficient risk governance, but also contain social, political, economic, and organizational aspects. This book presents a variety of standardization processes and applications of standards that may influence our judgements of risk, the organizing of risk governance, and, accordingly, our behaviour. ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 305 Pages (2,499 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Apr 11th, 2020

The Hackable City: Digital Media and Collaborative City-Making in the Network Society by Michiel de Lange (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 hours ago

This open access book presents a selection of the best contributions to the Digital Cities 9 Workshop held in Limerick in 2015, combining a number of the latest academic insights into new collaborative modes of city making that are firmly rooted in empirical findings about the actual practices of citizens, designers and policy makers. It explores the affordances of new media technologies for empowering citizens in the process of city making, relating examples of bottom-up or participatory practices to reflections about the changing ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 302 Pages (29,817 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Apr 5th, 2020

Creativity/Anthropology (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues) by Smadar Lavie (Cornell University Press) Price verified 3 hours ago

Creativity and play erupt in the most solemn of everyday worlds as individuals reshape traditional forms in the light of changing historical circumstances. In this lively volume, fourteen distinguished anthropologists explore the life of creativity in social life across the globe and within the study of ethnography itself. Contributors include Barbara A. Babcock, Edward M. Bruner, James W. Fernandez, Don Handelman, Smadar Lavie, José E. Limon, Barbara Myerhoff, Kirin Narayan, Renato Rosaldo, Richard Schechner, Edward L. Schieffelin, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 368 Pages (2,916 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Mar 23rd, 2020

Regeneration of the Built Environment from a Circular Economy Perspective (Research for Development) by Stefano Della Torre (Springer) Price verified 12 hours ago

This open access book explores the strategic importance and advantages of adopting multidisciplinary and multiscalar approaches of inquiry and intervention with respect to the built environment, based on principles of sustainability and circular economy strategies. A series of key challenges are considered in depth from a multidisciplinary perspective, spanning engineering, architecture, and regional and urban economics. These challenges include strategies to relaunch socioeconomic development through regenerative processes, the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 386 Pages (47,927 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Mar 18th, 2020

American Government 2e by Glen Krutz (OpenStax) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

American Government 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American Government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American Government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. This ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 1,355 Pages (61,577 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Mar 15th, 2020

Girlhood and the Politics of Place by Claudia Mitchell (Berghahn Books) Price verified one day ago

Examining context-specific conditions in which girls live, learn, work, play, and organize deepens the understanding of place-making practices of girls and young women worldwide. Focusing on place across health, literary and historical studies, art history, communications, media studies, sociology, and education allows for investigations of how girlhood is positioned in relation to interdisciplinary and transnational research methodologies, media environments, geographic locations, history, and social spaces. This book offers a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 356 Pages (4,761 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Mar 5th, 2020

Overcome Yourself: How to Be Human pt. 2 by Jacob Kilgore Price verified 14 hours ago

This second installment to the How to Be Human series includes insights that will help you to refine yourself even further. In order to help you overcome false efficiency, Jacob Kilgore has provided alphabetically ordered essays with insights gained from pushing off our primordial impulses to do no more than remain simple and survive. A must read for any who aim to put into the world the beauty that humans are capable of.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 426 Pages (7,635 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Feb 12th, 2020

The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II: Logic, Loyalty, and Community (American Philosophy Book 17) by John J. McDermott (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 14 minutes ago

Now back in print, and in paperback, these two classic volumes illustrate the scope and quality of Royce's thought, providing the most comprehensive selection of his writings currently available. They offer a detailed presentation of the viable relationship Royce forged between the local experience of community and the demands of a philosophical and scientific vision of the human situation. The selections reprinted here are basic to any understanding of Royce's thought and its pressing relevance to contemporary cultural, moral, and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 612 Pages (5,051 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Feb 8th, 2020

Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives (Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies) by Anthony Good (Palgrave Macmillan) Price verified 20 hours ago

Drawing on new research material from ten European countries, Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives brings together a range of detailed accounts of the legal and bureaucratic processes by which asylum claims are decided. The book includes a legal overview of European asylum determination procedures, followed by sections on the diverse actors involved, the means by which they communicate, and the ways in which they make life and death decisions on a daily basis. It offers a contextually rich account that moves ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 320 Pages (1,972 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Feb 3rd, 2020

Moral Foods: The Construction of Nutrition and Health in Modern Asia (Food in Asia and the Pacific) by Angela Ki Che Leung (University of Hawaii Press) Price verified one day ago

Moral Foods: The Construction of Nutrition and Health in Modern Asia investigates how foods came to be established as moral entities, how moral food regimes reveal emerging systems of knowledge and enforcement, and how these developments have contributed to new Asian nutritional knowledge regimes. The collection's focus on cross-cultural and transhistorical comparisons across Asia brings into view a broad spectrum of modern Asia that extends from East Asia, Southeast Asia, to South Asia, as well as into global communities of Western ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 361 Pages (1,716 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jan 29th, 2020

The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective (Integration and Conflict Studies Book 12) by Jacqueline Knörr (Berghahn Books) Price verified one day ago

For centuries, Africa's Upper Guinea Coast region has been the site of regional and global interactions, with societies from different parts of the African continent and beyond engaging in economic trade, cultural exchange, and various forms of conflict. This book provides a wide-ranging look at how such encounters have continued into the present day, identifying the disruptions and continuities in religion, language, economics, and various other social phenomena that have resulted. These accounts show a region that, while still ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 338 Pages (7,833 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jan 28th, 2020

The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne (Pandora's Box Classics) 4.3 Stars (90 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. In 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'essays', inspired by the ideas he found in books from his library and his own experience. He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 773 Pages (2,023 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jan 21st, 2020

Re-Inventing Africa's Development: Linking Africa to the Korean Development Model by Jong-Dae Park (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

This open access book analyses the development problems of sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) from the eyes of a Korean diplomat with knowledge of the economic growth Korea has experienced in recent decades. The author argues that Africa's development challenges are not due to a lack of resources but a lack of management, presenting an alternative to the traditional view that Africa's problems are caused by a lack of leadership. In exploring an approach based on mind-set and nation-building, rather than unity - which tends to promote individual ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 449 Pages (5,152 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Dec 30th, 2019

Postcoloniality: The French Dimension by Margaret A. Majumdar (Berghahn Books) Price verified 14 hours ago

"Postcolonial theory" has become one of the key issues of scholarly debates worldwide; debates, so the author argues, which have become rather sterile and are characterized by a repetitive reworking of old hackneyed issues, focussing on cultural questions of language and identity in particular. Gradually, a gulf has emerged between Anglophone and Francophone thinking in this area. The author investigates the causes for the apparent stagnation that has overtaken much of the current debate and explores the particular characteristics of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 338 Pages (941 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Dec 21st, 2019

MetroGreen: Connecting Open Space in North American Cities by Donna Erickson (Island Press) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 14 minutes ago

In metropolitan areas across the country, you can hear the laments over the loss of green space to new subdivisions and strip malls. But some city residents have taken unprecedented measures to protect their open land, and a growing movement seeks not only to preserve these lands but to link them in green corridors. Many land-use and urban planning professionals, along with landscape architects and environmental advocates, have joined in efforts to preserve natural areas. MetroGreen answers their call for a deeper exploration of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 349 Pages (18,700 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Dec 13th, 2019

Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence by Peter Newman (Island Press) 3.3 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Sustainability and Cities examines the urban aspect of sustainability issues, arguing that cities are a necessary focus for that global agenda. The authors make the case that the essential character of a city's land use results from how it manages its transportation, and that only by reducing our automobile dependence will we be able to successfully accommodate all elements of the sustainability agenda. The book begins with chapters that set forth the notion of sustainability and how it applies to cities and automobile ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 464 Pages (7,322 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Dec 5th, 2019

The Spectator, Volume 2. by Joseph Addison (Public Domain Books) Price verified one day ago

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 370 Pages (1,934 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Oct 2nd, 2019

The Spectator, Volume 1 Eighteenth-Century Periodical Essays by Joseph Addison 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 hours ago

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 903 Pages (2,044 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Oct 2nd, 2019

Supermundane by Agni Yoga Society 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 14 minutes ago

Supermundane is the fourteenth book from the Agni Yoga Series which is composed of fourteen books. In them is found a synthesis of ancient Eastern beliefs and modern Western thought and a bridge between the spiritual and the scientific. Unlike previous yogas, Agni Yoga is a path not of physical disciplines, meditation, or asceticism -- but of practice in daily life. It is the yoga of fiery energy, of consciousness, of responsible, directed thought. It teaches that the evolution of the planetary consciousness is a pressing necessity ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 330 Pages (1,177 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 12th, 2019

Agricultural Research in Africa: Investing in Future Harvests by John Lynam (International Food Policy Research Institute) Price verified one day ago

This book -- prepared by Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI), which is led by IFPRI -- offers a comprehensive perspective on the evolution, current status, and future goals of agricultural research and development in Africa, including analyses of the complex underlying issues and challenges involved, as well as insights into how they might be overcome. Agriculture in Africa south of the Sahara is at a prospective tipping point. Growth has accelerated in the past decade, but is unsustainable given increasing use of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 634 Pages (38,341 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 20th, 2019

Sons of the Gods, Children of Earth: Ideology and Literary Form in Ancient Greece by Peter W. Rose (Cornell University Press) Price verified 24 hours ago

In this ambitious and venturesome book, Peter W. Rose applies the insights of Marxist theory to a number of central Greek literary and philosophical texts. He explores major points in the trajectory from Homer to Plato where the ideology of inherited excellence -- beliefs about descent from gods or heroes -- is elaborated and challenged. Rose offers subtle and penetrating new readings of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Pindar's Tenth Pythian Ode, Aeschylus's Oresteia, Sophokles' Philoktetes, and Plato's Republic. Rose rejects the view of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 522 Pages (1,036 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2019

WHEN THE EAGLE SCREAMS - America's Vulnerability to Terrorism by Stephen Bowman (Carol Publishing Group, NY) 3.7 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

Bowman is the author of "Morning Ran Red" and "Operation Monarch", historical mystery thrillers based on fact. When The Eagle Screams is Bowman's non-fiction work, written to warn America that the age of terrorism is upon us. Written in 1993 and published in 1994, today it is notable as the first work by an American writer to recognize the threat of terrorism, having predicted both the domestic and foreign terrorist attacks, our response and the resultant economic and religious war.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 324 Pages (682 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 29th, 2019

Scotland's Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland by Scottish Government, The (The Scottish Government) 3.2 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

Scotland's referendum on 18 September 2014 is a choice between two futures. If we vote Yes, we take the next step on Scotland's journey. We will move forward with confidence, ready to make the most of the many opportunities that lie ahead. The most important decisions about our economy and society will be taken by the people who care most about Scotland, that is by the people of Scotland. The door will open to a new era for our nation. Scotland's future will be in Scotland's hands. If we vote No, Scotland stands still. A once in a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 565 Pages (22,568 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 27th, 2019

How To Save Jobs: Reinventing Business, Reinvigorating Work, and Reawakening the American Dream by David Gewirtz (ZATZ Publishing) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 14 minutes ago

A shocking and disturbing look into how changes worldwide have created enormous disruption in the very nature of jobs in America. Ideas, strategies, and innovative approaches for policy change that could make a real difference and help save and create jobs in America. Powerfully effective hands-on tips, techniques, and strategies that you personally can take to keep and create jobs, without waiting for politicians to get their act together.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 474 Pages (1,345 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 27th, 2019

Letters of Helena Roerich I: 1929-1935 by Helena Roerich (Agni Yoga Society) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 11 minutes ago

Helena Roerich was an unusually gifted woman, author of many books. Her collected Letters, in two volumes, are an example of the wisdom, spiritual insight, and simple advice she shared with a multitude of correspondents -- friends, foes, and co-workers alike.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 554 Pages (1,409 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 26th, 2019

Agni Yoga by Agni Yoga Society 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Agni Yoga is the fourth book from the Agni Yoga Series which is composed of fourteen books. In them is found a synthesis of ancient Eastern beliefs and modern Western thought and a bridge between the spiritual and the scientific. Unlike previous yogas, Agni Yoga is a path not of physical disciplines, meditation, or asceticism -- but of practice in daily life. It is the yoga of fiery energy, of consciousness, of responsible, directed thought. It teaches that the evolution of the planetary consciousness is a pressing necessity and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 326 Pages (481 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 25th, 2019

Finding the Limits of the Limes: Modelling Demography, Economy and Transport on the Edge of the Roman Empire (Computational Social Sciences) by Philip Verhagen (Springer) Price verified 22 hours ago

This open access book demonstrates the application of simulation modelling and network analysis techniques in the field of Roman studies. It summarizes and discusses the results of a 5-year research project carried out by the editors that aimed to apply spatial dynamical modelling to reconstruct and understand the socio-economic development of the Dutch part of the Roman frontier (limes) zone, in particular the agrarian economy and the related development of settlement patterns and transport networks in the area. The project papers ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 337 Pages (30,089 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 23rd, 2019

Annals of Bioethics: Regional Perspectives in Bioethics (Routledge Annals of Bioethics) by Mark J. Cherry (Taylor & Francis) Price verified 20 hours ago

Regional Perspectives in Bioethics" illustrates the ways in which the national and international political landscape encompasses persons from diverse and often fragmented moral communities with widely varying moral intuitions, premises, evaluations and commitments.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 403 Pages (806 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 19th, 2019

Competition and Cooperation in Social and Political Sciences: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Depok, ... by Isbandi Rukminto Adi (Routledge) Price verified 12 hours ago

The book contains essays on current issues in Social and Political Sciences, such as the issues of governance and social order; social development and community development; global challenges and inequality; civil society and social movement; IT-based community and social transformation; poverty alleviation and corporate social responsibility; and gender issues. Asia and the Pacifi c are the particular regions that the conference focuses on as they have become new centers of social and political development. Therefore, this book ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 329 Pages (5,387 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 19th, 2019

Diversity in Unity: Perspectives from Psychology and Behavioral Sciences: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, ... by Amarina Ashar Ariyanto (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

The book highlights both the challenges and opportunities in the field of psychology and behavioral sciences, with an emphasis on identifying practical implications for professionals, educators and administrators, and researchers in Asia and Pacific regions. Societies in the said regions have experienced massive changes to their social system, changes that are endured by societies worldwide, such as those related to globalization, new technologies, and new norms regarding respect for individual diversity and well-being. Although the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 625 Pages (22,850 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 14th, 2019

Noble Bondsmen: Ministerial Marriages in the Archdiocese of Salzburg, 1100-1343 by John B. Freed (Cornell University Press) Price verified 22 hours ago

Freed documents the network of marriage practices among ministerials in the archdiocese of Salzburg and in the process reconstructs an important and previously unexplored chapter in the rise of the German principalities.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 304 Pages (8,757 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 18th, 2019

Social Innovation [Open Access]: Comparative Perspectives (Routledge Studies in Social Enterprise & Social Innovation) by Helmut Anheier (Routledge) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

Social Innovation: Comparative Perspectives investigates socio-economic impact. Since it is hard to establish causality and to measure social properties when investigating impact, especially at the level of society, the book narrows down impact to one priority aspect: social innovation - understood as organizations' capacity to generate novel ideas, ways and means of doing things, of addressing public and social problems of many kinds. This volume's primary assertion is that the Third Sector, specifically through stimulating civic ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 318 Pages (11,851 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: May 29th, 2019

Hate Speech Law (Open Access): A Philosophical Examination (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy) by Alex Brown (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Hate speech law can be found throughout the world. But it is also the subject of numerous principled arguments, both for and against. These principles invoke a host of morally relevant features (e.g., liberty, health, autonomy, security, non-subordination, the absence of oppression, human dignity, the discovery of truth, the acquisition of knowledge, self-realization, human excellence, civic dignity, cultural diversity and choice, recognition of cultural identity, intercultural dialogue, participation in democratic self-government, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 378 Pages (2,482 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: May 24th, 2019

Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form by Stanley Corngold (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

In Stanley Corngold's view, the themes and strategies of Kafka's fiction are generated by a tension between his concern for writing and his growing sense of its arbitrary character. Analyzing Kafka's work in light of "the necessity of form," which is also a merely formal necessity, Corngold uncovers the fundamental paradox of Kafka's art and life. The first section of the book shows how Kafka's rhetoric may be understood as the daring project of a man compelled to live his life as literature. In the central part of the book, Corngold ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 348 Pages (707 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Apr 28th, 2019

Anthropology of Tobacco [Open Access]: Ethnographic Adventures in Non-Human Worlds by Andrew Russell (Routledge) Price verified 12 hours ago

Tobacco has become one of the most widely used and traded commoditites on the planet. Reflecting contemporary anthropological interest in material culture studies, Anthropology of Tobacco makes the plant the centre of its own contentious, global story in which, instead of a passive commodity, tobacco becomes a powerful player in a global adventure involving people, corporations and public health. Bringing together a range of perspectives from the social and natural sciences as well as the arts and humanities, Anthropology of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 380 Pages (10,989 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Mar 17th, 2019

The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI by Ida Husted Harper Price verified 23 hours ago

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 1,376 Pages (1,456 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Feb 17th, 2019

The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V by Ida Husted Harper Price verified 22 hours ago

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 380 Pages (1,548 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Feb 17th, 2019

Regional and Local Development in Times of Polarisation: Re-thinking Spatial Policies in Europe (New Geographies of Europe) by Thilo Lang (Palgrave Macmillan) Price verified 15 hours ago

Despite the emphasis of the European Regional Policy on territorial cohesion, regional disparities have been increasing within Europe in the past years. The metropolitan areas in almost all countries are considerably growing while regions outside of agglomerations are stagnating or even declining. Against this background this book aims to provide an understanding of the underlying processes of polarisation and related regional and local policies. This open access volume contributes to the debates about polarisation and regional ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 382 Pages (10,522 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Feb 12th, 2019

Qualitative Freedom - Autonomy in Cosmopolitan Responsibility by Claus Dierksmeier (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

In the light of growing political and religious fundamentalism, this open access book defends the idea of freedom as paramount for the attempt to find common ethical ground in the age of globality. The book sets out to examine as yet unexhausted ways to boost the resilience of the principle of liberalism. Critically reviewing the last 200 years of the philosophy of freedom, it revises the principle of liberty in order to revive it. It discusses many different aspects that fall under its three main topics: the metaphysics of freedom, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 365 Pages (1,276 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Feb 2nd, 2019

Urban Studies: Border and Mobility: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Studies (ICUS 2017), December 8-9, 2017, Universitas ... by Thor Kerr (Routledge) Price verified 13 hours ago

This work contains a selection of papers from the International Conference on Urban Studies (ICUS 2017) and is a bi-annual periodical publication containing articles on urban cultural studies based on the international conference organized by the Faculty of Humanities at the Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia. This publication contains studies on issues that become phenomena in urban life, including linguistics, literary, identity, gender, architecture, media, locality, globalization, the dynamics of urban society and culture, and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 376 Pages (25,263 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jan 20th, 2019

By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia by Nancy Shields Kollmann (Cornell University Press) Price verified 3 hours ago

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and enforce social norms--and also to defend against insults, to pursue vendettas, and to unsettle communities. She offers evidence for a new view of the relationship of state and society in the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 333 Pages (4,338 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Dec 16th, 2018

Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture (American Philosophy Book 18) by Douglas R. Anderson (Fordham University Press) Price verified 14 hours ago

In this engaging book, Douglas Anderson begins with the assumption that philosophy -- the Greek love of wisdom -- is alive and well in American culture. At the same time, professional philosophy remains relatively invisible. Anderson traverses American life to find places in the wider culture where professional philosophy in the distinctively American tradition can strike up a conversation. How might American philosophers talk to us about our religious experience, or political engagement, or literature -- or even, popular music? ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 308 Pages (1,146 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Nov 30th, 2018

The Practical Anarchist: Writings of Josiah Warren (American Philosophy) by Crispin Sartwell (Fordham University Press) 3.1 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

The Practical Anarchist brings to light the work of Josiah Warren, eccentric American genius. Devoting his life to showing the practicality of an astonishing ideal, Warren devoted equal industry to the question of how to make a pair of shoes and how to remake the social world into an individualist paradise. This will be the first chance for many readers to encounter Warren's writings, and in many cases their first publication since their original appearance in obscure, self-published periodicals, including The Peaceful Revolutionist ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 304 Pages (4,981 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Nov 29th, 2018

Celebrated Crimes (Complete) by Alexandre Dumas père 3.3 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 306 Pages (2,081 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Nov 10th, 2018

Precarious Creativity: Global Media, Local Labor by Michael Curtin (University of California Press) Price verified 8 hours ago

At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's new open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Precarious Creativity examines the seismic changes confronting media workers in an age of globalization and corporate conglomeration. This pathbreaking anthology peeks behind the hype and supposed glamor of screen media industries to reveal the intensifying pressures and challenges confronting actors, editors, electricians, and others. The authors take on ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 336 Pages (1,988 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Nov 9th, 2018

The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume I: Culture, Philosophy, and Religion (American Philosophy Book 17) by John J. McDermott (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 14 minutes ago

Now back in print, and in paperback, these two classic volumes illustrate the scope and quality of Royce's thought, providing the most comprehensive selection of his writings currently available. They offer a detailed presentation of the viable relationship Royce forged between the local experience of community and the demands of a philosophical and scientific vision of the human situation. The selections reprinted here are basic to any understanding of Royce's thought and its pressing relevance to contemporary cultural, moral, and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 656 Pages (4,743 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Nov 8th, 2018

The Politics of Survival: Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism (American Philosophy) by Lara Trout (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

How can sincere, well-meaning people unintentionally perpetuate discrimination based on race, sex, sexuality, or other socio-political factors? To address this question, Lara Trout engages a neglected dimension of Charles S. Peirce's philosophy - human embodiment - in order to highlight the compatibility between Peirce's ideas and contemporary work in social criticism. This compatibility, which has been neglected in both Peircean and social criticism scholarship, emerges when the body is fore-grounded among the affective dimensions ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 381 Pages (960 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Oct 26th, 2018

Housing Estates in Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Segregation and Policy Challenges (The Urban Book Series) by Daniel Baldwin Hess (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

This open access book explores the formation and socio-spatial trajectories of large housing estates in Europe. Are these estates clustered or scattered? Which social groups originally had access to residential space in housing estates? What is the size, scale and geography of housing estates, their architectural and built environment composition, services and neighbourhood amenities, and metropolitan connectivity? How do housing estates contribute to the urban mosaic of neighborhoods by ethnic and socio-economic status? What types ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 424 Pages (19,349 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Oct 25th, 2018

Geographies of the University (Knowledge and Space Book 12) by Peter Meusburger (Springer) Price verified 13 hours ago

This open access volume raises awareness of the histories, geographies, and practices of universities and analyzes their role as key actors in today's global knowledge economy. Universities are centers of research, teaching, and expertise with significant economic, social, and cultural impacts at different geographical scales. Scholars from a variety of disciplines and countries offer original analyses and discussions along five main themes: historical perspectives on the university as a site of knowledge production, cultural ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 676 Pages (82,947 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Oct 7th, 2018