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 3: The Minas: Seeking a Place in History
The Minas: Seeking a Place in History
Narration of History: Reconstruction of the Past
The short essay is based on the oral traditions of the Minas of Jaipur locality (the largest tribal community of Rajasthan) recorded in the early 19th century, and is confined to that part that narrates their history. The ...