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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Another type of ethnic situation of the second stage common throughout the
world today , and one which deserves more attention than it has so far received ,
is tourism . Exoticism becomes a marketable resource ; " authenticity , " or a ...
In doing so , we must keep in mind that an ideal type is not an accurate
description of any particular situation but rather an analytical distillation of the
common elements of a whole range of situations . From these empirical
The situation of Indians , in short , has all the hallmarks of a classical colonial
situation . Amerindians have at least the residues of territoriality , of separate
nationhood and of distinctive languages and cultures . They are conquered ...
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