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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Race, class and culture are the ingredients of black-white relations in America. Thomas Kochman's book attempts to separate out the cultural component of this mix and to examine it because he believes that it is both ignored and the source of much interracial conflict. The author is Professor of Communications and Theatre at the University of Illinois and has taught and researched in the area of black language and behavior. His background has clearly made him sensitive to aspects of black culture, a sensitivity he exploits in his book.
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