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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Previous statements of my position regarding issues of intergroup relations can
be found in many of my previous writings ( see inter alia , van den Berghe ( 1965
, 1967 , 1970 , 1975b , 1978d ) ] . I have come to my position through a growing ...
The position that ethnicity is a deeply rooted affiliation is often labeled "
primordialist ” in social science . Articulated by Max Weber ( 1968 , first published
in 1922 ) , and later by Geertz ( 1967a ) and Shils ( 1957 ) , the primordialist
position was ...
New ethnic groups constantly arise and disappear , and individuals may choose
to assert ethnic identities or not as their interests or fancies dictate . How is all this
circumstantial fluidity reconcilable with the primordialist position ? In contrast to ...
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