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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There have , of course , been a number of countries in which people of different “
racial " stocks have managed to live in relative harmony . I am not arguing that
phenotypic differences preclude peaceful coexistence ; far from it . What I am ...
This led , of course , to poignant intergenerational conflicts between immigrants
and their assimilated children and grandchildren , but the attraction of
assimilation was well - nigh irresistible for most . There are , of course , a number
Population fluctuated , of course , with the vagaries of the environment , so some
ethnies became extinct while others grew in size . But demographic success was
limited by resources and technology . Bands split and merged , as can be seen ...
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