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Van den Berghe, Pierre L.

Overview
Works: 102 works in 434 publications in 4 languages and 13,288 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HT1521, 301.451
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Most widely held works about Pierre L Van den Berghe
 
Most widely held works by Pierre L Van den Berghe
Race and racism; a comparative perspective by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Africa, a study in conflict by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

51 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethnic phenomenon by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van den Berghe contends that intergroup relations are reducible to individuals competing for scarce resources. While social classes are grouped according to common material interests, ethnic groups are organized by real or punitive common descent--ultimately on the basis of common interests. The author argues that ethnic nepotism is, at its very foundation, biological. This new approach is expanded further, taking into account how ethnicity is responsive to a wide spectrum of environmental factors. He analytically relates his own ideological biases to the substance of his work. What results is
Man in society : a biosocial view by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human family systems : an evolutionary view by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and ethnicity; essays in comparative sociology by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caneville; the social structure of a South African town by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

10 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa : social problems of change and conflict by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ixil country; a plural society in highland Guatemala by Benjamin N Colby( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inequality in the Peruvian Andes : class and ethnicity in Cuzco by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

15 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intergroup relations: sociological perspectives by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and privilege at an African university by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

22 editions published in 1973 in English and German and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic gamesmanship; how to make a Ph. D. pay by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State violence and ethnicity( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for the other : ethnic tourism in San Cristóbal, Mexico by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, millions of tourists scan the world for exotic locales where they can escape their own world and encounter the other. One such place is San Cristobal de las Casas, in Chiapas, Mexico, where you can observe German tourists struggling with chopsticks in a Chinese restaurant, to the accompaniment of pseudo-Chinese music played on an African thumb piano by a black American from San Francisco. While eating, diners may purchase bows and arrows from Lacandon Indians pushed out of their native forests by the hum of chain-saws and advancing herds of Brahman cattle. San Cristobal is one of the frontiers of ethnic tourism where the privileged, moneyed, and leisured meet the poor, struggling, and exotic. Pierre van den Berghe, who first visited San Cristobal in 1959, found that between his visits in 1977 and 1987 the town had moved from seeing a small daily volume of mostly back-pack tourists to accommodating a daily flow of hundreds of tourists of all descriptions. He decided to investigate the impact of tourism in the area, and the result is the first study of its kind dealing with Mexico, as well as the first book-length study of ethnic tourism - tourism motivated by an active search for the "ethnically exotic." Van den Berghe skillfully combines interviews, statistics, observation, and analysis to produce a vivid and insightful picture of the interaction between tourists, the indigenous Maya population, and the ladinos who act as the middlemen between the other two groups. The Quest for the Other contains many implications for tourism policy, both specifying the conditions of success and warning of potential dangers. San Cristobal is, in many ways, a best-case scenario. Almost everyone is better off, if only marginally, through the development of tourism. "Ethnic tourism," writes the author, "not only debases and destroys what it touches, it also renews and transforms it in profoundly creative ways. The staged authenticity of tourist shows can sometimes become the authentic stage of a cultural revival. At the very least, one should suspend negative value judgments as to the impact of tourism on indigenous cultures."
The Liberal dilemma in South Africa by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age and sex in human societies: a biosocial perspective by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class and ethnicity in Peru by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

14 editions published in 1974 in 4 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and ethnicity in Africa by Pierre L Van den Berghe( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ixiles y ladinos : el pluralismo social en el altiplano de Guatemala by Benjamin N Colby( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The ethnic phenomenon
Alternative Names
Berghe, P. L. van den

Berghe, P.L. Van den 1933-

Berghe, Pierre L. van 1933-

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Berghe Pierre Louis van den

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Den Berghe, Pierre Louis van 1933-

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Pierre Louis Van den Berghe

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Van den Berghe, Pierre L.

Van den Berghe, Pierre Louis.

Van den Berghe, Pierre Louis 1933-

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VanDenBerghe, Pierre Louis 1933-

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Languages
English (280)

Spanish (14)

German (2)

Dutch (1)

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The ethnic phenomenonMan in society : a biosocial view