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Animal oppression and human violence : domesecration, capitalism, and global conflict

Author: David Alan Nibert
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013.
Series: Critical perspectives on animals.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jared Diamond and other leading scholars have argued that the domestication of animals for food, labour, and tools of war has advanced the development of human society. But by comparing practices of animal exploitation for food and resources in different societies over time, David A Nibert reaches a strikingly different conclusion.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Alan Nibert
ISBN: 9780231151887 0231151888 9780231151894 0231151896 9780231525510 0231525516
OCLC Number: 808107455
Description: viii, 336 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Nomadic pastoralism, ranching, and violence : The rise of nomadic pastoralism ; Military use of domesecrated animals in agrarian society ; Domesecration and Mongol violence ; Violence and hunger in the middle ages ; Violence and warfare in the Pre-Columbian Americas --
Domesecration and the Americas : Animal oppression and the invasion of the Americas ; Expansion of commercially driven ranching ; Ranching violence and destruction in Brazil ; Domesecration, human oppression, and the rise of capitalism ; The Spanish invasion of the Philippines --
Ranching and violence in North America : Crop damage, conflict, and warfare ; Commercial ranching and violence ; Ranching expansion and indigenous displacement ; Reign of the "cattle" kings --
Domesecration in the western plains : Expropriation of Western lands ; The bloody western bonanza ; Growing levels of animal oppression ; Ranching in Canada. Capitalist colonialism and ranching violence : British invasion of Australia and New Zealand ; Rancher dominance in Latin America ; Domesecration in Africa and the European invasion --
Social construction of the "hamburger" culture : Corporate engineering of public consciousness ; Federal policy and "meat" production ; The rise of fast food ; The "hamburger" culture and entangled violence --
The "hamburger" culture and Latin America : Hunger and environmental degradation ; Repression and poverty ; "Low-intensity" terrorism ; Domesecration and the devalued ; Global ranching and oppression in Oceania and Africa --
Domesecration and impending catastrophe : Contemporary ranching and the oppressed ; Growing global consumption of domesecrated animal products ; CAFO explosion ; Misuse of finite resources ; Looming regional and international conflict --
The potential global influenza pandemic ; The growing pandemic of chronic diseases. New welfarism, veganism, and capitalism : Veganism as a global imperative ; Transcending the capitalist system.
Series Title: Critical perspectives on animals.
Responsibility: David Nibert.

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