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The Social and the Symbolic

By: Bernard Bel, Jan Brouwer, Biswajit Das, Vibodh Parthasarathi, and Guy Poitevin (eds)

Price: $22.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028904

ISBN: 0761934464

Condition: New


This book 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 the self is defined either with reference to, or in defiance of, dominant existing traditions. The various essays highlight the links between culture studies and the use of communication in binding together a community as also to provide a voice to the unheard and the unsung. Beginning by describing the pertinence of communication to grasping the overall substance of social reality, ... View more info

Media By Mediation

By: Bernard Bel, Jan Brouwer, Biswajit Das, Vibodh Parthasarathi, and Guy Poitevin (eds)

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028905

ISBN: 0761934286

Condition: New


This volume, the first in a three-book series titled Communication Processes, is devoted to understanding the politics in, and of, communication. It explores both the ground on which processes of communication unfold and the political configurations implied in communication processes. This two-pronged approach questions the preoccupation in Indian scholarship with the `deployment` of communication technology, and the `impact` of mass media, and suggests a repositioning of `communication` as an interdisciplinary domain of enquiry. Like in the ensuing volumes, the editors of this book juxtapose... View more info

Communication, Culture and Confrontation

By: Bernard Bel, Jan Brouwer, Biswajit Das, Vibosh Parthasarathi, and Guy Poitevin (eds)

Price: $21.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029604

ISBN: 8132102274

Condition: New


The third and final volume in the series on Communication Processes, Communication, Culture and Confrontation is a bold attempt at breaking conceptual and methodological impasses which stifle communication studies. Departing from established frameworks and dated technological metaphors such as ‘transmission’, the present volume explores and analyses different forms of communication media in relation to the cultural configurations and contending forces that permeate them. Positioned at the interface of culture and communication studies, the discourse in the book engages with multiple voice... View more info

Voice and the Will, Subaltern Agency: Forms and Motives

By: Guy Poitevin

Price: $41.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

Seller ID: 1200861

ISBN: 8173044120

Condition: New


The relevance and reliability of human science are no more beyond dispute. The studies in this book are prompted by epistemological concerns representing various ways in which social knowledge is produced. It attempts to explore approaches and methods apt to meet crucial questions of legitimacy and validity ? questions which threaten the credibility and usefulness of social sciences. The focus is on the processes which tend to modify established orders with regard to values or representations, attitudes or practices, codes or norms, institutions or ideologies. The concern here is primarily wit... View more info

Stonemill and Bhakti: From the Devotion of Peasant Women to the Philosophy of Swamis

By: Guy Poitevin and Hema Rairkar; Foreword By Y.B. Damle

Price: $18.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027347

ISBN: 8124600597

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 280 with 2 maps and 18 colour illustrations. View more info