Macmillan Dictionary gives the following example sentence for the word "society" as a countable noun: "Good writing still has a place in contemporary society." (http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/society)
I know "society" can be used both as a countable and uncountable noun but if it is used as a countable noun in this sentence, why is an indefinite article not required (i.e. in a contemporary society)? Is it something to do with "contemporary"?
I hope anyone can help me with this question. Thank you!