Race Differences in Ethnocentrism

Race Differences in Ethnocentrism

by Edward Dutton


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When ‘The Great Migration’ began in 2015, over a million Africans and Arabs entered Europe. Many Western European countries welcomed them with open arms, while the countries of Eastern Europe reacted with horror at the prospect of accepting them, as did countries in the Middle East and Far East.

Why are some nations so much more welcoming to immigrants than others? Why are some ethnic groups more ethnocentric than others, and why do Europeans seem to be so low in ethnocentrism? This highly original book sets out to answer these crucial questions. This is the first book to look at race differences in ethnocentrism, as well as the first to survey cutting-edge genetic research on differences in ethnocentrism.

Ethnocentrism, Dutton concludes, is predicted by almost everything Europeans have abandoned: cousin marriage, religiousness, a small gene pool, high levels of infant mortality. And his research suggests that, eventually, the more ethnocentric groups almost always dominate…

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ISBN-13: 9781912975051
Publisher: Arktos Media Ltd
Publication date: 04/10/2019
Pages: 278
Sales rank: 721,899
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Edward Dutton is an independent scholar and writer based in Oulu in northern Finland. Dutton originally read Theology at Durham University, before completing a PhD in Religious Studies at Aberdeen University. In 2012, he made the move from Religious Studies and cultural anthropology to evolutionary psychology and has never looked back. Dutton has published in leading psychology journals including Intelligence, Personality and Individual Differences, and Journal of Biosocial Science. Dutton is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Mankind Quarterly, which aims not to shy away from contentious scientific areas.
He is Adjunct Professor (Docent) of the Anthropology of Religion and Finnish Culture at Oulu University, academic consultant to a research group at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, and has been a guest researcher at Umeå University in Sweden and Leiden University in the Netherlands.
His other books include Churchill's Headmaster: The 'Sadist' Who Nearly Saved the British Empire (Manticore Press, 2019), The Silent Rape Epidemic: How the Finns Were Groomed to Love Their Abusers (Thomas Edward Press, 2019), (with Michael Woodley of Menie) At Our Wits' End: Why We're Becoming Less Intelligent and What It Means for the Future (Imprint Academic, 2018); How to Judge People by What They Look Like (Thomas Edward Press, 2018); J. Philippe Rushton: A Life History Perspective (Thomas Edward Press, 2018) and Meeting Jesus at University: Rites of Passage and Student Evangelicals (Routledge, 2016). His research has been reported worldwide including in Daily Telegraph, The Sun, Le Monde, Huffington Post and Newsweek. Dutton's hobbies include genealogy, history and Indian cooking. Dutton vlogs on YouTube at The Jolly Heretic.

Table of Contents

About the Author


Chapter One: ‘At Least They Hear the Things I Hear…’

1. Introduction

2. Previous Studies of Ethnocentrism

3. Historical Observation of Differences in Ethnocentrism

4. Outline

Chapter Two: What Is ‘Race’?

1. Introduction

2. What Is Race?

3. Taxonomies of Races

4. Criticisms of the Concept of Race

6. Conclusion

Chapter Three: What Is Intelligence?

1. Introduction

2. What Is Intelligence?

3. Race Differences in Intelligence

4. Criticisms of Race and IQ Data

5. Conclusion

Chapter Four: What Are ‘Ethnocentrism’ and ‘Ethnicity’?

1. Introduction

2. What Is Ethnocentrism?

3. Lexical Definitions of Ethnicity

4. Constructivism

5. Primordialism

6. The Sociobiological School

7. Criticisms of the Sociobiological School

8. What Causes Ethnocentrism?

9. Conclusion

Chapter Five: Evidence for Genetic Similarity Theory

1. Introduction

2. Genetic Similarity Theory

3. Social Assortment Studies

4. Twin and Adoption Studies

5. Blood Tests, Bereavement, Scent and Faces

6. Genetic Similarity, Race and Race Proxies

7. Other Lines of Research

8. Conclusion

Chapter Six: Ethnocentrism, Personality Traits and Computer Modelling

1. Introduction

2. Personality

3. Tracking the Spread: Computer Modelling

4. Prisoner’s Dilemma

5. Developments of the Model

6. Why Do Ethnocentrics Always Win?

7. Limitations to the Computer Modelling of Ethnocentrism

8. Bruce Charlton’s Model

9. Conclusion

Chapter Seven: The Genetics of Ethnocentrism

1. Introduction

2. Measures of Ethnocentrism

3. Genes for Race Differences in Ethnocentrism

4. Parasite Stress

5. Problems with the Parasite Stress Model

6. The Life History Theory Model of Ethnocentrism

8. Testing the Life History Theory Hypothesis

9. Conclusion

Chapter Eight: Race Differences, Cousin Marriage and Religion

1. Introduction

2. Race Differences in Ethnocentrism

3. Why are Northeast Asians More Ethnocentric than Europeans?

4. Arabs and South Asians

5. Cousin Marriage Among Arabs

6. Testing the Relationship between Cousin Marriage and Ethnocentrism

7. Religiousness and Ethnocentrism

8. Genes for Ethnocentrism and Jews

9. Low Ethnocentrism: Europeans and Africans

10. Selection for Low Ethnocentrism in Europeans?

11. The Fleeting Nature of Race Differences in Ethnocentrism

12. Conclusion

Chapter Nine: Stress, Demographics and Diversity

1. Introduction

2. Risk, Stress and Ethnocentrism

3. Age Profile and Gender

4. Pregnancy

5. Ethnic Diversity

6. Intelligence and Education

7. Conclusion

Chapter Ten: Industrialization and the Decline of Ethnocentrism

1. Introduction

2. General Effects of Industrialization: The Decline of Religion

3. Dysgenics

4. Mutational Meltdown in Mouse Utopia

5. Conclusion

Chapter Eleven: Why Did Different Ethnicities React Differently in 2015?

1. Introduction

2. Positive Ethnocentrism

3. Negative Ethnocentrism

4. Group Differences in Ethnocentrism

5. Conclusion


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