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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 ...

The Slum Dwellers of Chennai: Indigenous Health Practices
The slum dwellers of chennai: Indigenous health practices
S.A.Samy
Objectives and methodology

It was my long cherished desire to study the cultural life of the slum1 dwellers of Chennai. Many socio-economic and political studies of slum people have been carried out by in various circumstances, but I doubt very much whether a ...

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