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Cultures and Societies in a Changing World

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ISBN-13:
9781452289403
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
232
Autor:
Wendy Griswold
Serie:
Sociology for a New Century Series
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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. Through this book, students will 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. Students will develop a deeper appreciation of culture and society from this text, gleaning insights that will help them overcome cultural misunderstandings, conflicts, and ignorance and that will help equip them to live their professional and personal lives as effective, wise citizens of the world.
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. Through this book, students will 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. Students will develop a deeper appreciation of culture and society from this text, gleaning insights that will help them overcome cultural misunderstandings, conflicts, and ignorance and that will help equip them to live their professional and personal lives as effective, wise citizens of the world.
1: Culture and the Cultural Diamond
Two Ways of Looking at Culture
Connections: The Links Between Culture and Society
Summary
Questions for Study and Discussion
Recommended for Futher Reading
2: Cultural Meaning
Why Do We Need Meaning?
Culture and Meaning in Refelction Theory
Culture and Meaning in Marxian Sociology
Culture and Meaning in Functionalist Sociology
Culture and Meaning in Weberian Sociology
Meaning Systems or a Tool Kit?
Meaning, Modernity, and the Clash of Cultures
Summary
Questions for Study and Discussion
Recommended for Further Reading
3: Culture as a Social Creation
Durkheim and the Social Production of Culture
The Collective Production of Culture
Cultural Innovation and Social Change
Summary
Questions for Study and Discussion
Recommended for Further Reading
4: The Production, Distribution, and Reception of Culture
The Production of Culture
The Production of Ideas
Reception
Freedom of Interpretation: Two Views
Summary
Questions for Study and Discussion
Recommended for Further Reading
5: Identities, Problems, and Movements
Constructing a Collective Identity
Constructing a Social Problem
Constructing a Social Movement
Summary
Questions for Study and Discussion
Recommended for Further Reading
6: Organizations in a Multicultural World
Organizational Cultures
Organizations in Cultural Contexts
Working Across Cultures
Summary
Questions for Study and Discussion
Recommended for Further Reading
7: Culture and Connection
Media Revolutions and Cultural Communities
The Cultural Impact of the Internet
Communities of Meaning in a Global Culture
Mediated Transnationals
Questions for Study and Discussion
Recommended for Further Reading
8: Culture and Power
Power: What Is It, Who Has It, and Why Do People Submit to It?
Power in Face-to-Face Interactions
Identiy Politics
The Aesthetics of Power
Political Acts as Cultural Objects
Cultures Without Centers
Questions for Study and Discussion
Recommended for Further Reading

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