New PDF release: Communication Processes, Vol. 2: The Social and the Symbolic

By Bernard Bel, Jan Brouwer, Biswajit Das, Vibodh Parthasarathi, Guy Poitevin

This can be the second one booklet within the three-volume sequence communique procedures. verbal exchange techniques, quantity 2 argues that verbal exchange, an trade of symbols, is the essence of society and that this alternate is the basis on which the human collective is predicated. It explores how the collective feel of self is outlined both almost about, or in defiance of, dominant latest traditions. The essays within the quantity spotlight the hyperlinks among tradition reviews and using communique in binding jointly a neighborhood, additionally offering a voice to the unheard and unsung. starting via describing the pertinence of conversation to greedy the general substance of social truth, the quantity is split into the next 3 components: - Fonts of Self identification: this part seems to be on the emergence and development of non-public and collective identities via myths, linguistic techniques, non secular idioms, tales and traditions of marginalized groups; - Grounds of labor kin: right here, the members specialise in occupations and vocations, as regards to the peasant and artisan groups from Western India; - Bonds of wellbeing and fitness Practices: the point of interest of this part is on healthcare practices and data of conventional groups.

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Two symbolic forms acquire a particular strategic significance among the many traditional resources instrumentalized by nationalist Indian thinkers to signify and create, socio-culturally and politically, the Indian nation: Hindu science as evidence of legitimacy; and Mother IndiaóBharat Mataóas a metaphor of origin and substance. 103 Its ëcivilizing missioní was a ëprofoundly contradictory enterpriseí as it meant ëto dominate in order to liberateí. 105 Britain could do its work in India once the nativesí heterogenous live traditions, territories, authoritative texts and memories were forged into one modern nation by science.

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