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 ...
Chapter 13: Birth Attendants: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Birth Attendants: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
- —Whenever we fall ill we seek help from the Amchi lama (doctor monk) up there in the monastery. […]
- —What about child delivery? Do you have traditional midwives in the village?
- —There used to be. But the hospital is so ...