Caste in India and the United States

  title={Caste in India and the United States},
  author={Gerald Duane Berreman},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={120 - 127}
  • G. D. Berreman
  • Published 1 September 1960
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
Caste in defined in such a way as to be useful cross-culturally. Comparison of race relations in the southern United States and relations between the untouchables and other castes in India demonstrates that the two systems are closely similar in operation despite differences of content. Low-caste status in India, as in America, is actively resented. Research emphasis upon the realities of structure and process as revealed by cross-cultural studies of caste interaction is more likely to lead to… 
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