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 15: Midwives: A Tradition on the Move in Maharashtra
Midwives: A Tradition on the Move in Maharashtra
This is the account of a local experiment recently launched in a hilly corner of India to strengthen the status of traditional midwives at a time when their age-long know-how tends to be controlled, eliminated or resorbed into the present knowledge systems and venal practices of modern medical power. About ...