Presentation on theme: "By Binod C Agrawal Professor of Eminence and Director General TALEEM Research Foundation Bopal, Ahmedabad 380058"— Presentation transcript:
by Binod C Agrawal Professor of Eminence and Director General TALEEM Research Foundation Bopal, Ahmedabad
Introduction The act of “communication” is conceived as a process, relationships and behaviour change through exchange of ideas, information, opinion, messages and transmission of culture from one generation to another generation for its continuity. Communication process may manifest kinship and non-kinship characteristics.
Theory of Communication Alliance While defining communication, Sapir (1931:4) asserted, “every cultural pattern and every single act of social behaviour involves communication in either an explicit or implicit sense”. According to Levi-Strauss, communication operates in any culture on three different levels: communication of women, communication of goods and services, communication of messages.
The communication process is reflected within the cultural, linguistic and geographic boundary of each Scheduled Tribe and other human beings. In any social alliance, there are several layers of alliances both at the vertical between (father and son) and the horizontal (between brothers and sisters) levels. Non verbal communication often remains the major source of exchange of communication and transmission of culture and method of socialization through non-verbal signs and symbols.
Scheduled Tribes use it as an adaptive mechanism, within a social context based on their past experiences Behaviour change has magnified due to ubiquitous digital media use Digital media have become addictive, uncontrollable, discontinuous, pulsating and pyromaniac which are in the process of fast expansion Little is known abut the communication alliances among the Scheduled Tribes in India at micro and macro levels at intra and inter communication levels
Aim of the Research Study The aim of the research proposal is to map out the exiting patterns of communication within the framework of theory of communication alliance
Objectives To study patterns of human communication among the selected Schedule Tribes To study inter and intra Schedule Tribes communication patterns To analyze language use as a means of communication for identity and boundary maintenance and cultural continuity. To investigate the penetration of digital media and its impact on selected Scheduled Tribe To study the extent to which digital media has been used for development of the Scheduled Tribes
Area It is proposed that a tribal location/village in each of the five regions will be selected : Himalayan region North Eastern region Western region Central region Southern region
Proposed Methods and Techniques of the Study In-depth holistic study in the selected Scheduled Tribes location/village one in each region will be studied using anthropological methods and techniques of field work. Specially designed field work manual will be developed for this purpose based on earlier studies carried out by Agrawal (1978) and (ed 1985). The study supplemented by participant observations.
Time frame Total period of the study will be about 18 months which will be divided into three phases Pre field work (Phase 1- three months) Actual field work (Phase 2- one year) Report writing (Phase 3)
Cost Cost of the study will be worked out based on Indian Council of Social Science Research methods of payment for such study. Five department of anthropology located in each of the five regions will be collaborating institutions in which the author will take the role of leadership