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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In actual fact , every colonial power was trying to run its empire on a shoe - string
budget . That , inevitably , meant letting the natives become partners in their own
subjugation , at the very least at the local village level and sometimes at all ...
This was symbolized by the fact that the owner was often the godfather of most of
his serfs . Some masters were relatively humane and imbued with a spirit of
condescending benevolence while others were ruthlessly exploitative .
That Western racism became a convenient ideological underpinning of slavery
was simply a result of the fact that slaves were fetched from far away and ,
consequently , looked very different from their masters . The history of the United
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