This was an interesting book, definitely not a waste of time.
I have been reading about culture the past few weeks, and I have not found a satisfactory introduction to it. (I doubt that there is such thing) I have mostly encountered different perspectives of what culture might be, theoretically speaking. But what is interesting about this book is that it does not only say what this or that philosopher/critic/scholar suggest; rather, it forms a coherence and continuation between theories of culture, and it offers different views on culture (philosophical, anthropological, structuralist, poststructuralist, and so on). It is not tedious to read. I enjoyed how the author rationalizes culture, and this gave me the opportunity to want to read more about culture (at first, culture as a concept seemed confusing and hateful to me).