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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Groups that are socially defined by genetic phenotypes are called “ races , ” and
societies that put emphasis on biological traits to differentiate groups within it can
be called “ racist . ” Second , one can rely on a man - made ethnic uniform .
The so - called “ chiefs ” were not executive officers with the power to rule over
unrelated people . They were merely the respected eldest members of
patrilineages , exercising jural authority over kinsmen and their wives . Rank and
( When wealthy and nosy eccentrics like Alexander von Humboldt were few , their
travels in search of the exotic were called “ explorations , ” rather than “ tourism . "
) . Let us turn to a less recent and less special example of trade — that of ...
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The Biology of Nepotism
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