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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The point is simply that an understanding of human behavior must incorporate a
synthesis of biological ecosystem theory and of what anthropologists have called
“ cultural ecology . " The implications of that view for ethnic relations is that the ...
STAGES OF ETHNIC RELATIONS In the remainder of this chapter , I shall
examine the ecology of ethnic relations principally from the point of view of
territoriality and specialization , reserving hierarchy for the next chapter . If we
take these ...
ceased to be , to attempt to recapture their pristine condition before Western
conquest and to downplay ethnic relations , even between neighboring
indigenous groups . From the Tikopia perspective , all ethnies are treated as if
they were still ...
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