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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
This ambitious book comes at a time when the resurgence of intergroup conflict sounds a despairing note to those of us who have spent more years than we care to count struggling for a united front against an oppressive ruling class. To keep heart we need to periodically focus on the progress that has been made and, in Mao's words, review our accomplishments and transgressions in order to "make the past serve the present." For those of us working in the academic enterprise, this means that the tools of our trade, our theories and our methods, must be criticized and updated. We must be very aware of how we got to where we are, why we have the theories we have, and why we use the methods we use.
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