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Black and White Styles in Conflict

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Publisher Comments:

"Goes a long way toward showing a lay audience the value, integrity, and aesthetic sensibility of black culture, and moreover the conflicts which arise when its values are treated as deviant version of majority ones."—Marjorie Harness Goodwin, American Ethnologist

Synopsis:

In this book, the author draws attention to a rarely acknowledged problem in inter-ethnic communications: A difference in means (or style) rather than ends (or goals) impedes many attempts at communications among Americans...His thesis is convincing and his demonstrations impress the reader with the range and importance of stylistic conflicts...The potential for conflict and misunderstanding which inheres in these stylistic differences has alarming implications.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-172) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Black Culture

2. Classroom Modalities

3. Fighting Words

4. Boasting and Bragging

5. Male and Female Interaction: The First Phase

6. Truth and Consequences

7. Information as Property

8. The Force Field

9. Style

10. Epilogue

Appendix: Testing for Cultural Homogeneity

References

Index

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Eric Hamell, September 1, 2007 (view all comments by Eric Hamell)
This book was recommended to me by a couple of fellow political activists who swear by its value for building multi-"racial" coalitions. I heartily concur. It contains many insights that help clear up misunderstandings or, better yet, prevent them. I would add that it could be of value wherever "blacks" and "whites" are attempting to understand one another, even in matters unrelated to politics. "You don't know what you don't know" -- i.e., you may have no idea what *kinds* of things you don't know, until you read this.

P.S. I'm going to be putting this on my Powell's bookshelf!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780226449555
Author:
Kochman, Thomas
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Intercultural communication
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
25
Publication Date:
19830831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.52x5.39x.40 in. .46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this book, the author draws attention to a rarely acknowledged problem in inter-ethnic communications: A difference in means (or style) rather than ends (or goals) impedes many attempts at communications among Americans...His thesis is convincing and his demonstrations impress the reader with the range and importance of stylistic conflicts...The potential for conflict and misunderstanding which inheres in these stylistic differences has alarming implications.
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