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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 Communicating Goddess of the Artisans
The communicating goddess of the artisans

History books—and even historical studies—are replete with examples of kings who built temples and their idols and chariots, and so on. What is probably meant is that the kings sponsored their construction and manufacturing. The real ‘Makers of the World’ were—and are—the voiceless artisans.

Recently, these voiceless artisans ‘have been put on the world map’, ...

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