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Daardoor zijn wij bezig het communicatieproces te verschralen. De invloed van mimiek en lichaamshouding valt bijvoorbeeld weg in het telefoongesprek, terwijl dit toch belangrijke aspecten van de expressie zijn. De mimiek is immers een uitdrukkingswijze, die ertoe bijdraagt de 40 E. H. F. van der LeZy medemens te ontdekken, te begrijpen, en de sociale normen te vinden, die in het gedragspatroon van enkeling en groep meespelen. Door dit alles ontstaat een soort striptease. Daarbij wordt de mens als het ware normatief uitgekleed.
Eisenstadt, "Social Change, Differentiation and Evolution," American Sociological Review. June. 1964. Vol. 29. 3, p. 385. 3 Marvin E. Olsen, Power in Societies, The Macmillan Company, 1970, p. 2. 4 Amos H. Hawley, "Community Power and Urban Renewal Success," The American Journal ot Sociology, Vol. 68, January 1963, pp. 422-431. 32 T. K. N. " Though we agree with the definition of Olsen that power is a dynamic phenomenon occurring in all areas of social life and not a thing possessed by the actors, possession of certain assets and qualities by the actors make it possible to predict a certain pattern of operation of power situations.
Who are the elites now? What are the differences in the character of the Indian folk since Independence? What is the contemporary situation in regard to the tribal sector of Indian society? Answers to these questions will take us a long way in understanding social changes in India. Before Independence the elites and decision-makers were politically and administratively the Britishers and their henchmen, economically the capitalists and feudal lords and socially the upper castes. Between them they controlled Indian society.