Cultures and Societies in a Changing World, 4th Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 145226385X
  • ISBN-13: 9781452263854
  • DDC: 306
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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In the Fourth Edition of Cultures and Societies in a Changing World, author Wendy Griswold illuminates how culture shapes our social world and how society shapes culture. She helps students gain an understanding of the sociology of culture and explore stories, beliefs, media, ideas, art, religious practices, fashions, and rituals from a sociological perspective. Cultural examples from multiple countries and time periods will broaden students' global understanding. They will develop a deeper appreciation of culture and society, gleaning insights that will help them overcome cultural misunderstandings, conflicts, and ignorance; equip them to be more effective in their professional and personal lives, and become wise citizens of the world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
About the Author.
1: Culture and the Cultural Diamond.
2: Cultural Meaning.
3: Culture as a Social Creation.
4: The Production, Distribution, and Reception of Culture.
5: Identities, Problems, and Movements.
6: Organizations in a Multicultural World.
7: Culture and Connection.
8: Culture and Power.