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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Recently , that is , since the 1960s , there seems to have been a resurgence of
ethnic sentiment in many countries that were long thought of as fairly unitary or at
least on an irreversible course of assimilation . Such was the case , for instance ...
mokratie . Other favorable conditions discussed by Lijphart include a willingness
to grant segmental autonomy to the ethnic groups under a federal structure , the
presence of cross - cutting lines of cleavage ( by class , religion and ethnicity ) ...
This paternalism obviously had the effect of perpetuating a quasifeudal
relationship and undermining both class and ethnic solidarity among the Indian
peasantry . The only tangible way of improving one ' s lot was to seek the
protection and ...
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