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Outside the Lines

Issues in Interdisciplinary Research

by (author) Liora Salter & Alison Hearn

Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1997
Category
General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780773566217
    Publish Date
    Jan 1997
    List Price
    $95.00
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780773514386
    Publish Date
    Jan 1997
    List Price
    $110.00

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Contributors to this collection address the ways in which interdisciplinarity is defined, positioned, and handled by researchers, universities, and critics, and examine such topics as "myths" of interdisciplinarity, postmodern critiques of interdisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and research grant allocation, women's studies, Canadian studies, environmental studies, and "emerging" disciplines. The collection combines a theoretical examination of disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity as forms of knowledge production and organization with practical information about the basic difficulties and conundrums involved in the practice of interdisciplinary research.

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Alison Hearn is associate professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

"The book synthesizes a wide range of significant literature and dispels a number of myths about both disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. Given the growing importance of interdisciplinary research in Canada, it will fill a significant lacuna in Canadian scholarship." David Bell, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. "Speaking from their experience in interdisciplinary projects and programs, the contributors provide often fascinating illustrations of interdisciplinarity in universities." Janet Ajzenstat, Department of Political Science, McMaster University.

"The book synthesizes a wide range of significant literature and dispels a number of myths about both disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. Given the growing importance of interdisciplinary research in Canada, it will fill a significant lacuna in Canadian scholarship." David Bell, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.
"Speaking from their experience in interdisciplinary projects and programs, the contributors provide often fascinating illustrations of interdisciplinarity in universities." Janet Ajzenstat, Department of Political Science, McMaster University.

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