Weekly Book List, May 17, 2013

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Animal Oppression and Human Violence: Domesecration, Capitalism, and Global Conflict by David A. Nibert (Columbia University Press; 352 pages; $89.50 hardcover, $29.50 paperback). Focuses on nomadic pastoralism and the development of commercial ranching in a study of ecological, social, and other consequences of animal exploitation.

The Death of the Big Men and the Rise of the Big Shots: Custom and Conflict in East New