The Pity of It All: Polarisation of Racial and Ethnic Relations

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The Pity of It All: Polarisation of Racial and Ethnic Relations

By Leo Kuper
University of Minnesota Press, 1977
302 pp. $17.50
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In this study of ethnic conflict and genocidal violence in Algeria, Burundi, Rwanda and Zanzibar, a noted sociologist seeks the common elements in their varied patterns. Most interesting are the parallels he draws between the struggles of dominant and subordinate racial groups in colonial Algeria and those in contemporary South Africa.