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Cultures and Societies in a Changing World (Sociology for a New Century Series) 3rd Edition
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This short book (175 pages) offers the reader numerous examples and analytical tools in the search for cultural meaning within society. Griswold draws on writings and studies from both classical authors (e.g., Marx, Durkheim, Geertz) and more contemporary researchers. Her writing is at times almost too compact and efficient for my taste; a bit more elaboration on each point would have clarified some points -- hence my initial caveat that this book may not be for novices. However, this observation should be taken only as a personal preference, since the book provides solid theoretical underpinnings and examples that are right up to the moment (most evident in her frequent references to current events in the Middle East). Perhaps the closing chapter is the best in terms of tying cultures and societies together: "Cultures in a Wired World" is the most engaging and intriguing chapter as it provokes some serious thought about the Internet and its impact on the communities to which we belong.