Natural Hierarchies: The Historical Sociology of Race and Caste
July 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Race, Caste, and Hierarchy.
Part II: Theoretical Constructions.
Part III: Economic and Political Formations.
Part IV: Race, Slavery, and Colonialism.
Part V: Race, Caste and the Person.
Part VI: Race, Caste and the Nation.
Part VII: Hierarchy and Politics.
* Provides detailed exposition of historical data from Europe, the Americas, and the Indian subcontinent
* Offers critique of contemporary identity politics.
"This wide-ranging book considers political ideologies, European colonialism, and classical and contemporary social theory, especially that of Marx and Levi-Strauss." S. D. Borchert, Lake Erie College.
"an interesting work." Contemporary Sociology
"Smaje's book is a major contribution to the area. It is ambitious, erudite, and insightful." Ethnic and Racial Studies