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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Ideology is a sophisticated belief system the purpose of which is to facilitate the
transmission of credible , self - serving lies . Religion is universal to human
culture because the rise of self - consciousness in our species inevitably brought
with it ...
Ideology will be treated as a form of organized , collective deceit whereby
parasitism is disguised _ usually as either kin selection or reciprocity . To say that
ideology reflects class interests is not to say that it is unimportant . Some forms of
One is the official Zionist ideology of the state ; the other is the radical Arab
ideology . Both have a considerable measure of validity ; both are one - sided .
Perhaps the most coherent composite view , and the one closest to reality , is
given in ...
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Theories and Ideologies
The Biology of Nepotism
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