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What do we do about inequality?: Ideas for divergent societies (Wicked Problems Collaborative Book 1) by Chris Oestereich (Wicked Problems Collaborative) 4.5 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

The global economy isn't working for most people. Instead, it lifts a few ever higher, while the rest fight to get by. These essays look at rampant and growing disparities around a number of challenges, including economic inequality, access to opportunities, education, income, race, wealth, and more. It also offers ideas towards creating more just, sustainable outcomes. Essays from a diverse group of contributors, including academics, activists, artists, business & NGO leaders, economists, and journalists offer the reader an array of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 303 Pages (14,526 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology by Joachim von Braun (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

This book takes a new approach on understanding causes of extreme poverty and promising actions to address it. Its focus is on marginality being a root cause of poverty and deprivation. "Marginality" is the position of people on the edge, preventing their access to resources, freedom of choices, and the development of capabilities. The book is research based with original empirical analyses at local, national, and local scales; book contributors are leaders in their fields and have backgrounds in different disciplines. An important ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 406 Pages (5,978 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Life, the Universe, God, and all that Stuff: 'an inside-out view' by Johnny R. O'Neill 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Life Is a Song, to be Played Again... and Again... What is the 'stuff' of which our universe is made? Quarks or atoms? God or consciousness? An as yet undiscovered something? Is it 'made' of any 'thing' at all? In this remarkable book, author Johnny R. O'Neill describes a universe made, yes, of 'stuff,' but also, and just as importantly, made of the ever-changing relationship between that stuff and those who experience it. 'Relationship'? Think of it as 'feeling.' We exist as the feeling of life, and living. Using a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 178 Pages (1,541 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

The Topography of Modernity: Karl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought) by Elliott Schreiber (Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library) Price verified 9 hours ago

Karl Philipp Moritz (d. 1793) was one of the most innovative writers of the late Enlightenment in Germany. A novelist, travel writer, editor, and teacher he is probably best known today for his autobiographical novel Anton Reiser (1785-90) and for his treatises on aesthetics, foremost among them Über die bildende Nachahmung des Schönen (On the Formative Imitation of the Beautiful) (1788). In this treatise, Moritz develops the concept of aesthetic autonomy, which became widely known after Goethe included a lengthy excerpt of it in ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 194 Pages (1,478 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Empire’s Labor: The Global Army That Supports U.S. Wars by Adam Moore (Cornell University Press) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

In a dramatic unveiling of the little-known world of contracted military logistics, Adam Moore examines the lives of the global army of laborers who support US overseas wars. Empire's Labor brings us the experience of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who perform jobs such as truck drivers and administrative assistants at bases located in warzones in the Middle East and Africa. He highlights the changes the US military has undergone since the Vietnam War, when the ratio of contractors to uniformed personnel was roughly 1:6. ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 250 Pages (4,183 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

The Public Mapping Project: How Public Participation Can Revolutionize Redistricting (Brown Democracy Medal) by Michael P. McDonald (Cornell Selects) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

The Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal is an initiative of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Pennsylvania State University. It annually recognizes outstanding individuals, groups, and organizations that produce exceptional innovations to further democracy in the United States or around the world. Micah Altman and Michael P. McDonald unveil the Public Mapping Project, which developed DistrictBuilder, an open-source software redistricting application designed to give the public transparent, accessible, and easy-to-use ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 120 Pages (1,672 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

WTF! A Celebration of the Popular Arts in Sociology by Robert Khoury 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Sociology celebrates the popular arts! TV, Sunday comics, monster movies, professional wrestling, dumpstering, college football, bathroom graffiti, strippers, telephone pranksters, Peeping Toms, class clowns, the college sorority, the streetcorner preacher, the drive-in movie, good and evil, and more -- see familiar, everyday people and things in an offbeat, surprising way, and blow your mind to what sociologists have discovered about how you shape the world, and how the world shapes you.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 430 Pages (3,787 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice by Susan Sniader Lanser (Cornell University Press) 3.7 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid. In writers who attempt a "communal voice" -- including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 304 Pages (595 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Empowerment by Virtue of Golden Truth. Human Cloning: Specifically, REM Driven Human Cloning FULL DISCLOSURE by Donald Marshall 4.4 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

The truth is liberating at the same time paralysing. Laurence Mountford. Introduction Just read it. Every word in this document is true, and it is the most important document to ever reach the internet. This document is written to empower good people of the world against the tyranny which exists all around us in our world today. Effectively, the document presented here discloses concealed information about the extent to which medicine, science, and technology has advanced in our current era. Moreover, I am disclosing this ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 113 Pages (2,386 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Welcome to Afghanistan by Jay Buckner 4.5 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

The trials and tribulations of a contractor assigned to pull off an agriculture fair in Herat, Afghanistan. 20,000 Afghans showed up. It worked. Candid, opinionated, outspoken.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 136 Pages (395 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

How to Improve Your Social Skills: Master Your Motivation, Lead Communication, Live Daring Greatly and Dare for Success by Chris Neff 4.7 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Are your social skills in need of updating? Do you sometimes find yourself in situations where you are out of your depth? Would you like to improve the way you conduct yourself in a variety of situations? Being able to interact and communicate with people on several different levels is a desirable skill in many walks of life but are essential when it comes to conducting yourself in business situations and when making new friends. Some are born with this innate ability, while for others it can be learned. In this book's collection ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 232 Pages (2,405 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Proletarian Peasants: The Revolution of 1905 in Russia's Southwest by Robert Edelman (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

In this book, conceived and written for the general reader as well as the specialist, Robert Edelman uses a case study of peasant behavior during a particular revolutionary situation to make an important contribution to one of the major debates in contemporary peasant studies. Edelman's subject is the peasantry of the right-bank Ukraine, and he uses local and regional archives seldom available to Western scholars to give a detailed picture of the ways in which the inhabitants of one of Russia's most advanced agrarian regions ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 208 Pages (3,353 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Battle For The Soul Of America: Vol I: A Spiritual And Political Manifesto by Cale Sloane (MEV Publishing) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

A SPIRITUAL AND POLITICAL MANIFESTO FOR AMERICA AT THIS CRITICAL TIME IN HISTORY. INSPIRATIONAL AND FAST PACED. How can our nation overcome polarization and animosity? How can our nation be reborn spiritually, morally and ethically? These are two of the important questions addressed by this work. Cale Sloane has lived in many parts of America. His earliest years were spent in small towns and the country. Through all the years he was growing up, his parents were regarded as having an income below the poverty level. After he became an ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 59 Pages (1,837 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Autobiographical Voices: Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture (Reading Women Writing) by Françoise Lionnet (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Adopting a boldly innovative approach to women's autobiographical writing, Françoise Lionnet here examines the rhetoric of self-portraiture in works by authors who are bilingual or multilingual or of mixed races or cultures. Autobiographical Voices offers incisive readings of texts by Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, Marie Cardinal, Maryse Condé, Marie-Thérèse Humbert, Augustine, and Nietzsche.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 280 Pages (1,172 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Tectonics: A Layman's Guide to Everything Wrong With the World by George Rypslier 3.1 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Right now across the globe the news cycle is filled with stories of governmental corruption, revolt and the reemergence of Neo-fascism. After those headlines are the debates on propaganda, social media and tribalism new and old. This book touches them all. This a examination for the here and now. Dissecting everything from the motives of government to the motives of our subconscious and how they play off of each other. This book is an effort to make all of the noise make a little more sense. Human history mirrors the slow ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 149 Pages (1,279 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

The Annals of Petronius Jablonski: An Odyssey of Historic Proportions and Priceless Treasure of Philosophy by Petronius Jablonski (Chandelier Press) 3.1 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

When his classic Pontiac is abducted by a deity who lives in the depths of Lake Michigan, Petronius Jablonski is offered Enlightenment in compensation. To obtain it he must decipher the coded features of an odyssey. He neglects to share these minor details with his longsuffering girlfriend, Sandy, who accompanies him. Home-schooled by an eccentric father, Petronius holds the modern world in contempt, the demise of polytheism and eighteenth century English in general, the plague of democracy and "internets" in particular. Despairing ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 412 Pages (481 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Drones and the Creative Industry: Innovative Strategies for European SMEs by Virginia Santamarina-Campos (Springer) 3.3 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

This open access, interdisciplinary book presents innovative strategies in the use of civil drones in the cultural and creative industry. Specially aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the book offers valuable insights from the fields of marketing, engineering, arts and management. With contributions from experts representing varied interests throughout the creative industry, including academic researchers, software developers and engineers, it analyzes the needs of the creative industry when using civil drones both ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 171 Pages (21,788 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Election 2020: A Decide the Fate of America Novel by Redd and Scarlet W. Bleu 4.8 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN 2020? YOU GET TO DECIDE! America is heading for a civil war, with guns, bombs, and Twitter trolls. The 2020 election is also coming up. Fortunately, you have lots of choices! If you support the Democrats, go to page 4. If you can't decide, go to page 5. If you're an independent and do something different every time, go to page 6.If you're voting third party, great! Go to page 7. If politics drives you to drink and maybe take a hit of a mysterious substance known only as "Purple Sunshine," go to page 8. If ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 145 Pages (2,565 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020
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