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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At the rudimentary level of folk genetics , racial phenotypes are often very poor
indicators of group membership because neighboring populations typically
maintain a sufficient rate of migration to create genetic gradients such as that
Indeed , the core unit around which state institutions slowly emerge is typically
small enough to be a subethny , a single local community within an ethny .
Certain basic conditions have to be present before a state can emerge :
As in the case in most plural societies , MMs typically find themselves ruled by an
autocratic government dominated by one ethnic group . Such are colonial
societies or other imperial states that have grown from conquest . 5 . The state ...
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Theories and Ideologies
The Biology of Nepotism
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