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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Female slaves typically became their master ' s concubines in this polygynous ,
Islamic society and thus had a ... They were acculturated to the language and
customs of their masters , often lived in their master ' s household , called their ...
Some authors went as far as to interpret the master - slave relationship in turgid
psychoanalytic terms , such as a complementary ... issue is not how benevolent
slave owners really were , or what the proportion of " good masters ” was . There
Obviously , nepotism operated between masters and slaves as it did within the
two groups . The biological basis of kin ... Slave mothers could not hate their
master ' s children if the latter were also their own . Inevitably deep bonds were ...
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