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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The Pathan , stateless agriculturalists and pastoralists of Afghanistan and
Pakistan , clearly define their ethnicity in terms of descent in patrilineal line from a
common ancestor , Qais , who lived some 20 to 25 generations ago , and was a ...
The Act of Union of 1910 gave Coloureds and blacks in the Cape Province a
limited franchise ( qualified by property requirements ) on the common voters roll
. A series of laws whittled down that representation , minimal as it was . First , the
ETHNICITY VERSUS CLASS The two principal modes of collective organization
in complex societies are ethnicity and class . The former is based on some notion
of common kinship ; the latter on common interest . The analytical distinction ...
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