ロハスにおける自然観と科学観 The Views of Nature and Science on LOHAS People
Recently, we often see and hear about LOHAS. It is an acronym for Lifestyles of Healthand Sustainability, derived from social research that was conducted on more than 100,000people in the U . S. If we treat sustainability as environmental awareness, then LOHAS lifestylescome within the arena of STS studies.This paper deals with the following three themes:(1)to marshal the concept of LOHASthat has not been an academic subject, (2)to discuss the attitude towards health andenvironment on which LOHAS people put high priority within the framework of STS studies,and(3)to consider the possibility that STS arguments develop into cultural aspects.This paper will show that LOHAS and its views of nature and science can be a goodexample for the today's society. It seems too hasty to remove LOHAS from academic pursuitsbecause of its commerciality.
プール学院大学研究紀要 46, 145-157, 2006-12