Natural Hierarchies: The Historical Sociology of Race and Caste

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This original and provocative text provides an approach to understanding the emergence and development of social rank through race and caste. The struggles we face in race and ethnic relations today are explored through anthropological, historical and sociological lenses to understand the roots of social hierarchy drawing on examples from the Indian subcontinent, the Caribbean, and mainland America.

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A highly original approach of tracing the emergence & development of social rank in our present day world. This well reasoned account illuminates the deep historical links between the idea of hierarchy & concepts of race & caste.

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Natural Hierarchies adopts a highly original approach totrace the emergence and development of social rank in ourpresent-day world. The author draws upon traditional methods usedin the social sciences, detailed accounts of historical events inEurope, the Indian subcontinent, the Caribbean, and mainlandAmerica, to illustrate how meanings of race and caste have beentransformed mainly through political struggles, and particularly inthe context of colonialism.

This new and highly provocative analysis looks at ideas ofhierarchy in the light of the latest historical, anthropological,and sociological evidence to generate understanding of presentstruggles in race and ethnic relations. It is a well-reasonedaccount that illuminates the strong historical links between theidea of hierarchy and concepts of race and caste.

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