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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Wives , in turn , are allocated individual gardens by their husbands . Grazing
lands are used in common . Cattle , the principal form of wealth and necessary to
the acquisitions of wives , are owned by individual men , with the king as the
The two councils must achieve consensus , and the king , who is the last to speak
, cannot safely overrule his councils . In case of disagreement between the two
councils , the king should try to resolve the issue , but if he is unsuccessful , the ...
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 .
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The Biology of Nepotism
The Politics of Hierarchy
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