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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Pariah groups , unlike other ethnies , are not set apart because of a past history
of autonomous existence symbolized by a separate language , culture and , often
, territory . They are set off because they have been ascribed an inferior role in ...
Though many are highly acculturated to the dominant Anglo - American culture ,
some groups , especially in the southwest , still speak indigenous languages and
have retained their own separate cultures . Individual Indians , however , who ...
Arabs are subject to continuous and often humiliating vexations and surveillance
. They are given " special rights " as separate religious communities of Christians
or Muslims . This means that , while Islamic or Christian law is recognized by ...
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