Culture, Civilization and Human Society theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme on Culture, Civilization and Human Society deals, in two volumes and cover five main topics, with a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Theory and History of Culture; Cultural Heritage; Mass Culture, Popular Culture and Cultural Identity; Cultural Interaction; Twentieth-Century Perspectives on Culture which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter
These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.
Herbert Arlt was born 1958 in Bregenz (Austria). His interests include literature and theater. He has undertaken study trips and studies to/in Italy, Spain, Portugal, England, Hungary, Germany, and Yugoslavia. He was awarded a Doctorate 1988 at the University of Salzburg (Dr.Phil.), and has taught at the Universities of Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck. He has been Secretary of the Jura Soyfer Society since 1989, and Scientific Director of INST since 1994. Editor of Jura Soyfer since 1992 (International Journal for Cultural Studies), of the book series Austrian and International Literary Processes and East-, Central- and Southeast Literature, Theatre and Linguistic Studies since 1995. Dr Arlt is a Member of the Austrian UNESCO Commission (1998–2001), and of the board of the Elias Canetti Society (since 2001).
Donald G. Daviau, University of California, Riverside CA, USA