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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Thus , the Maori , although they still clearly lacked states , had at least the
rudiments of social stratification and what might be termed incipient chieftaincy .
What was the nature of ethnic relations among the Maori ? That is , what relations
were often a pretext for war , but war was clearly a real contest to eliminate
competitors for scarce resources ( game and fish ) and to obtain territory , plunder
, women , slaves and human meat . Vayda ( 1960 ) interprets Maori warfare ...
In addition to meat and honey , the Bambuti offer the Bantu their labor and
occasionally a woman who usually becomes a junior wife of a Bantu . ( Bantu
women never marry Bambuti , and the unidirectionality of interbreeding clearly
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