From sectarians in Bombay to gang members flashing their signs in Chicago to nationalists in Northern Ireland, in today’s world, culture can inflame such intense passions that people are often willing to die for their symbols and beliefs. Culture is such an important and personal aspect of defining one’s self. It develops a person’s norms, values, beliefs, and practices—essentially, it influences who they are as an individual and how they are perceived by society.
In the Second Edition of Culture and Societies in a Changing World, author Wendy Griswold offers a unique sociological perspective on the role culture plays in shaping our social world. By exposing readers to the effects of cultural misunderstandings, cultural conflicts, and cultural ignorance, this book enables students to develop a true appreciation of culture and society in a world that is changing at an accelerating pace.
Features of this text:Examines a variety of common influences between cultures and societies using a "cultural diamond" design that considers the connections among the social world, cultural creators, cultural objects, and cultural audiences; Provides examples of cultural phenomena and processes from a variety of countries and periods; Allows for a greater understanding of cultural conflicts that have taken place in the post–Cold War era; Explores the effect of September 11, 2001, on cultures and societies around the globe.
New to the Second Edition:Incorporates new coverage of the Internet and the increased role of the media; Greater emphasis on culture and identity, identity politics, and gender and includes more coverage of religion; Includes new "Questions for Study and Discussion" in each chapter.
Cultures and Societies in a Changing World is an excellent text for students studying a broad range of sociology courses including social problems, globalization, and social change and development.is an excellent text for students studying a broad range of sociology courses including social problems, globalization, and social change and development. ...Continua