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Unformatted text preview: racial identity and solidarity which Phillips views as a recent phenomenon. Phillips also examines covert counter-culture as a survival technique, including dance, music, and folklore. This culture was both in response to the loss of African culture forced by slave owners and to help cope with the brutality of the American culture as a whole towards blacks. Other survival techniques examined include mobility (in both the form of young black women looking for escape in exploitative domestic work in the north and in the abandonment as emotional reaction by black men) and organized religion. Phillips closes with an examination of contemporary techniques including a new surge toward community led action, and questions in the modern context of how black society is to move forward....
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- Summer '07