The Ethnic Phenomenon
A gem of a book for scholars in race and ethnic relations and sociobiology. . . . Van den Berghe analyzes various forms that race and ethnic relations have displayed including colonial empires, slavery, middleman minorities, caste systems, and assimilation. The causes and consequences of these systems are brilliantly teased out employing historical and crosscultural examples. Libraries with any work at all on race and ethnic relations or sociobiology should acquire this book. Choice
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Only at the very end of the Spanish colonial period , in the late 18th century , did
the Indian population begin to recover from ... The Catholic Church repeatedly
tried to intervene , pleading that Indians too had immortal souls , but to little avail .
The clearest examples of such societies are in those Latin American countries
where the peasantry is heavily Indian and where Indians are nearly all peasants .
Indians thus constitute the bottom of a class system dominated by the group ...
However , when I asked him why he always dressed as an Indian when he came
to town , he responded by saying that he got more respectful attention in
government offices that way . He was thus deliberately playing “ noble savage "
to a ...
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Theories and Ideologies
The Biology of Nepotism
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