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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Kim's book evidences his ability to present well substantiated data using a storytelling perspective. His work is well grounded. Thirty-six pages (one fifth of the book) provide notes and bibliographic information. However, the reading is light. It is as if through his research he has prepared a fairly complex cross-cultural perspective ready for easy consumption. Again, he provides "an interpretation," but I would not call it an academic interpretation. His strength (personal familiarity with the culture being studied) is also a weakness (a predisposed bias).
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