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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Sometimes it is the dominant majority that seeks to maintain a measure of
exclusiveness ; more often minorities seek ... Contrary to classical colonial
societies where the dominant ethnic group is a minority ( often a very small one of
less than ...
MIDDLEMAN MINORITIES Every country , it is often said , has “ its Jews . ” Turkey
has ... the middleman minority and , thereby , to construct an ideal type of the
social situation in which middleman minorities find themselves . In doing so , we ...
AN IDEAL TYPE OF THE MIDDLEMAN MINORITY SITUATION As a general
definition , I shall call a “ middleman minority ” ( MM ) any ethnically distinct group
that specializes in the selling of goods or skills . Such a broad definition tells us ...
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