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Race Relations in Sociological Theory Continue reading...

Race Relations in Sociological Theory

Professor Rex insists that the study of race relations is not to be subsumed under stratification theory as a special case. In this he is obviously correct. Between the extremes of assimilation and secession, or extermination, stratification is only one of several possible forms of relationship between distinguishable ethnic groups. But in practice, Rex’s attention is almost entirely restricted to stratification. Not only is he particularly interested in colonial and post-colonial situations, but his suggested…

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Intellectuals in Developing Societies Syed Hussein Alatas Continue reading...

Intellectuals in Developing Societies

No observer of public affairs in a developing nation has been so indefatigable in the endeavour to expose stupidity and incompetence as Professor Syed Hussein Alatas. The errors he catalogues, the examples of mismanagement that he cites, and the waste of public funds for which he has compiled evidence have not wearied him; his indignation has been unquenchable. Over the years he has maintained a rate of analytical activity that cannot fail to astonish his…

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