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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The king is thus clearly the hub of a vast network of nepotism that extends over
the entire ethny . The children of kings and the senior branches of the Dlamini
clan are called “ children of the sun , ” constituting a social and political elite .
Sometimes imperial powers have forced entire conquered groups to relocate . It
is true that such situations have been called slavery , as with the Jews in Egypt
and Babylonia . I suspect , however , that so long as the basic kinship and social
... and Y . P . Ghai , 1970 ; Gregory , 1971 ; Hollingsworth , 1960 ; Mangat , 1969 ;
Morris , 1956 ; van den Berghe , 1975a ) . Asians have had both political and
trade contacts with the entire coast of East Africa from the Horn to Mozambique ...
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The Biology of Nepotism
The Politics of Hierarchy
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