Social Sciences: Communication, Anthropology and Sociology
deliberates on the interface of communication, sociology and anthropology and aims at locating the advances made in these disciplines. The book is divided into two parts. Part I, Communication and Social Sciences, has three sections that offer an overview of the theoretical and cultural dimensions of the forms and processes of communication in India. Part II, Anthropology and Sociology, has five sections that deal with sociological and anthropological issues of contemporary significance. The essays in these sections include debates on the concepts of tribe and caste, discussions on family as an institution, discourse on aspects of religion and an examination of the sociology of the marginalized groups. Through all the essays, though the focus is primarily on the growth of communication, anthropology and sociology within India, their linkages with the advancements made in the Western social sciences have also been analysed. With its comprehensive coverage of topics and essays by experts recognized for their contributions in these areas of study, this volume will be invaluable for scholars and students of sociology, anthropology, cultural and communication studies, and media studies.