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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In nearly all species , the female is the scarce reproductive resource for the male
rather than vice - versa . There are fewer females available for insemination than
males ready to inseminate . Eggs are big , few and therefore costly ; sperms are ...
Other animals also have a limited ability to change their social organization
according to environmental fluctuations or phases of their reproductive life cycle .
Many birds , for example , form large , nonterritorial flocks at certain times , but ...
The economics of most slave regimes , by creating a considerable surplus of
male over female slaves , imposed celibacy or polyandry on the male slave , thus
further reducing his reproductive success . Of the slavewomen , the younger and
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