Event Date/Time: Jun 18, 2010
End Date/Time: Jun 18, 2010
The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 18 to 21 June 2010 Osaka, Japan ACSS 2010 Theme: East Meets West in Pursuit of a Sustainable World For more than a decade, sustainability has emerged as a global issue for business and industry, government, and academia. Historically, sustainability has been associated with environmental concerns such as the energy crisis and global warming. Today, however, it is recognized that social/economic justice is equally important to achieving a sustainable future. Thus, issues such as poverty, hunger, education, health care, and access to markets should be a part of the evolution of any comprehensive sustainability paradigm. This conference will address these various dimensions of human sustainability. The organizers encourage submissions that approach this topic from a variety of perspectives. The submission of other topics for consideration is also welcome within and across a variety of academic disciplines: * Sociology and Geography * Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Humanities * Psychology, Cognitive Science and the Behavioural Sciences * Economics and Management * Media and Communications * Politics, Public Policy and Law * Education and Social Welfare * Natural, Environmental and Health Sciences * Technology and Applied Sciences * Research Methodologies, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods * Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender * Other Abstracts should be 250-500 words in length and will be reviewed by a voluntary team of peer reviewers. Authors are limited to one abstract submission, whether as lead or secondary author. Conference Chair: Professor June Henton, Dean of the College of Human Sciences, Auburn University, USA.