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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There is no denying the importance of culture , but culture is a superstructure that
builds on a biological substratum . ... an impressive bag of tricks , called culture ,
to control , modify , indeed , create an important part of our environment .
Why is it important ? At the outset , it is obvious that the two are far from being
coterminous , despite the pious fictions of international conferences where
delegates pretend that all states are " United Nations . " We know better , of
Obviously , such a large servile population played an important role in the system
of production . Besides the slaves proper , Hausa society also had other social
groups distinct from the mass of free men . Some occupational groups ( hunters ...
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