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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They seemingly do not even tend to be endogamous . At the other end of the
continuum , the United States stands out as a rigid racial - caste society . There ,
strangely , as slavery was abolished , racism — the underlying rationale for
Clearly the two tend to go together . Indeed , acculturation is a ... Ethnic sentiment
being , as I suggested earlier , an extension of kin selection , it is deeply
ingrained and , barring countervailing forces , tends to endure . Its disappearance
Type A societies — those characterized by low mobility in terms of both class and
ethnic status — tend to be rigidly and highly stratified by both class and ethnicity .
That is , they tend to be societies with a high degree of cultural division of labor ...
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Theories and Ideologies
The Biology of Nepotism
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