Society today is experiencing a translocal and transnational
flow and movement of peoples and ideas. Social sciences accordingly
must directly face and cope with these flows, the new interrelationships
which develop as well as the emerging new ideas.
The aim of Culture and Society is to bring together original
essays by international scholars and to facilitate the dialogue
and interplay between the social sciences and phenomenological
philosophy. In so doing, the journal will contribute to the dialogue
rather than to more limited disciplinary interests. Only when
dialogue takes place, we believe, can such a forum for new developments
in the human sciences, enable society and culture to disclose
its new horizons.
Culture and Society also provides a focal point and site
for breaking through the barriers between the social sciences
and philosophy. By this means, we believe, true encounter will
develop between the social sciences and philosophy, particularly
phenomenological philosophy in such a way that new horizons of
the world will be disclosed and a true meeting place for the
social sciences themselves will be provided.
Culture and Society also provides opportunities to break
through barriers between societies and to facilitate a dialogue
among scholars on a global scale. Such an international meeting
place based on dialogue and interplay will afford opportunities
for original reflections and for the examination of the rich
manifold sources of culture and society.