Minorities in the Middle: A Cross-Cultural Analysis

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SUNY Press, 1991 - Social Science - 224 pages
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Throughout the world, certain ethnic groups have made a living through trade and have found a place for themselves in their societies' middle strata. At times, these 'middlemen minorities' have aroused the envy of their neighbors and been subjected to a variety of persecutions. In this book, Walter P. Zenner examines explanations for this phenomenon and analyzes such groups as the Jews, the Chinese, the Scots, and the South Asians abroad.
 

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Contents

MIDDLEMAN MINORITY THEORIES
1
MINORITY MONEYLENDERS IN TRADITIONAL SOCIETIES
27
ANTIMIDDLEMAN IDEOLOGY AND THE DIFFUSION OF ANTISEMITISM
46
ETHNIC SOLIDARITY IN THREE MIDDLEMAN MINORITIES
61
PROTESTANT MIDDLEMEN
104
THE TRANSFORMATION OF A MIDDLEMAN MINORITY JEWS IN THE UNITED STATES
129
CONCLUSION
149
NOTES
155
SUBJECT INDEX
211
AUTHOR INDEX
217
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Walter P. Zenner is Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Albany. He is the author of Persistence and Flexibility: Anthropological Perspectives on the American Jewish Experience, also published by SUNY Press

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