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Variability in Perspectives on Current Issues in Social Sciences


Daniel Bešina

Social and human sciences are currently in a special position. On the one hand, they are subject to frequent doubts and mistrust while on the other hand, there is a view that the 21st century will be a century of social and human sciences, addressing their importance in solving key cultural and social issues of humanity.

In general, however, we can observe a decreasing interest in human and social sciences. The authors of the book believe that the rejection of the importance of human sciences is based on a fundamental misconception of facts. Society's education and culture is a prerequisite for the economic level of each country. Innovation is not only a matter of technical importance; it is equally important to understand human cultural behaviour in the broadest possible context.

This book presents studies in selected topics from social, human and historical sciences that demonstrate the relevance of the research in the area under consideration. The contributors to this book are researchers in the departments of Archaeology, Ethnology and Folklore, History, Culture and Tourism Management of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra.

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In today’s world, interdisciplinary sciences are particularly well received. Although the social and human sciences have not lost their seriousness and importance, the 21st century brings much doubt to them. Technological modernization and advancement often shifts the subject of research out of their sights. It considers their research results to be unnecessary or impractical in this modern and busy world.

We cannot blame other sciences for the decline of the interest in history, ethnology, folklore and so on. Frequent reasons are unknown subjects and poor presentation of the results and objectives of their research.

A publication containing works of PhD students of the Department of Archeology, the Department of Ethnology and Folklore, the Department of History and the Department of Culture and Tourism Management of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra will dispel these doubts. It points out the importance of these sciences, and also takes many aspects of research into these sciences. It draws attention to many possibilities, whose variability and uniqueness, as well as the results of interdisciplinary research and other sciences are pushing humanity to modernize.

It is important to evaluate positively the possibility of presenting the results of the scientific work of the younger generation, publicly. Their collaboration reveals a lot of, not yet known research possibilities.

The presented paper is an excellent reflection bridge to other possibilities of scientific work. In addition to the presentation, its ambition is...

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