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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Because blacks who reside in cities and suburbs are a popular subject among urban specialists, critics must constantly ask the question, to what extent does a recent publication break new ground in terms of creativity and scholarship? Inhabitants have known for many decades that cities and suburbs are not only physical environments in which smoke, dust, heat, noise, filth, and darkness threaten the human organism, they are also social systems in which the circulation of goods and people is a central function. Cities and suburbs can grow and change only if the circulatory system also changes.
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