Ecological Organization and Symbiotic Relations
As we have noted in the Introduction to this book, there are three main areas of race and culture contacts which have come into existence as the result of the economic expansion of Europe: communities composed of both European and non-European peoples; tropical dependencies; and the older civilizations of Asia. These three areas of race and culture contacts have become differentiated both because of climatic conditions, and because of differences in the social organization and social development of the non-European peoples. However, considered from the standpoint of human biology the relations which developed between European and non-European peoples in all these areas became a form of symbiotic relationship. This section of our study is not concerned with symbiotic relations on a world scale, but with the symbiotic relations which developed within smaller areas of contacts. The symbiotic relations within these smaller areas have been conditioned partly by climate and partly by the growth in numbers and distribution of racial and cultural groups
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Publication information: Book title: Race and Culture Contacts in the Modern World. Contributors: E. Franklin Frazier - Author. Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1957. Page number: 74.