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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Similarly , there is a close association between the distribution of a gene causing
lactose intolerance in adults and the presence or absence of cattle . The lactose -
intolerance gene is virtually absent from the gene pool of East African ...
That is , because of the open nature of the bands , a person is likely to have close
kinsmen in several bands , and kin ties are thus diffused over large territories .
The band is a semitemporary collection of nuclear families who share an ...
You save on housing , are close to your place of work and are protected against
theft . Since trade attracts more trade , shops locate close to each other and , if
most traders happen to belong to the same alien ethnic group , you have the ...
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