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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natives and retained at a minimum of posts requiring technical expertise and for
which natives could not readily be trained . ... Intermarriage was almost totally
nonexistent , although concubinage between white men and native women was ...
Since output required supervised and coerced native labor , the overhead was
mostly of a political nature . ... The more natives could be used as instruments of
their own oppression , the less expensive the colonial operation became .
domination and its market system over a native population that initially lacks the
skills to fill a broad middle range of occupations . If the conquering group is too
small to fill these intermediate - level occupations from its own ranks or finds the ...
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