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This is the second book in the three-volume series Communication Processes.

Communication Processes, Volume 2 argues that communication, an exchange of symbols, is the essence of society and that this exchange is the foundation on which the human collective is based. It explores how the collective sense of self is defined either with reference to, or in defiance of, dominant existing traditions. The essays in the volume highlight the links between culture studies and the use of communication in binding together a community, also providing a voice to the unheard and unsung.

Beginning by describing the pertinence of communication to grasping the overall substance of social reality, the volume is divided into the following three parts:

Fonts of Self Identity: this section looks at the emergence and construction ...

Parī⃛ Communities: Occupation and Survival
Parī⃛ communities: Occupation and survival
Traditional Assignments and Dependency Relations

Parī⃛ is a community scattered all over India. The community is also known as Dhobi, Madaval, Rajak, Varti, Parit, etc. Parī⃛s may belong to Hindu, Christian, Muslim or Buddhist religions. There are about 800,000 to one million Parī⃛s in Maharashtra ...

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