Valences of Interdisciplinarity

Valences of Interdisciplinarity

Theory, Practice, Pedagogy

von: Raphael Foshay

23,99 €

Verlag: Au Press
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 01.03.2012
ISBN/EAN: 9781926836485
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 406

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The modern university can trace its roots to Kant's call for enlightened self-determination, with education aiming to produce an informed and responsible body of citizens. As the university evolved, specialized areas of investigation emerged, enabling ever more precise research and increasingly nuanced arguments. In recent decades, however, challenges to the hegemony of disciplines have arisen, partly in response to a perceived need for the university to focus greater energy on its public vocation—teaching and the dissemination of knowledge.Valences of Interdisciplinarity presents essays by an international array of scholars committed to enhancing our understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and the practical realities of interdisciplinary teaching and research. What is, and what should be, motivating our reflections on (and practice of) approaches that transcend the conventional boundaries of discipline? And in adopting such transdisciplinary approaches, how do we safeguard critical methods and academic rigour? Reflecting on the obstacles they have encountered both as thinkers and as educators, the authors map out innovative new directions for the interdisciplinary project. Together, the essays promise to set the standards of the debate about interdisciplinarity for years to come.
A collection of essays on interdisciplinary theory, research, and teaching.
Acknowledgements ix
Introduction: Interdisciplinarity, for What? 1
Raphael Foshay

part I - theory
1 The Menace of Consilience: Keeping the Disciplines Unreconciled 31
Martin Jay
2 The Telos of the Good Life: Reflections on Interdisciplinarity and Models of Knowledge 47
Ian Angus
3 Interdisciplinary Models and Dialectical Integration: A Proposed Model of Integrated Interdisciplinarity 73
Wendell Kisner
4 Globalization and Higher Education: Working Toward Cognitive Justice 97
Diana Brydon
5 The Law of Non-contradiction: Dialectic and the Possibility of Non-propositional Knowledge 121
Raphael Foshay
6 Interdisciplinarity, Humanities, and the Terministic Screens of Definition 137
Julie Thompson Klein
7 Integrating Interdisciplinary Studies Across the Humanities and Social Sciences 165
Rick Szostak

part II - practice
8 Ecological Thinking as Interdisciplinary Practice: Situation, Silence, and Skepticism 191
Lorraine Code
9 Michael Haneke:The Spectatorship of Self-RefleXivity and the Virtual Gaze in Benny’s Video and Caché 213
jan jagodzinski
10 Transdisciplinarity and Journal Publishing 231
Gary Genosko
11 Gender, Women’s Rights, and Religion: An Interdisciplinary Case Study 251
Morny Joy
12 Literacy Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies: Reflections on History and Theory 273
Harvey J. Graff

part III - pedagogy
13 Teaching and Enjoyment: A Lacanian Encounter with the Master Signifier 311
Paul Nonnekes
14 "One code to rule them all . . .” 325
Suzanne de Castell
15 Decolonizing Teaching and Learning Through Embodied Learning: Toward an Integrated Approach 343
Roxana Ng
16 From Integrated to Interstitial Studies 367
Derek Briton

List of Contributors 391
Raphael Foshay is the program director of the Master of Arts in Integrated Studies program at Athabasca University. His research interests include literary and cultural theory and continental philosophy.
"For students and scholars in the humanities and social sciences, the critical and multifaceted essays in Valences of Interdisciplinarity bring together a good conspectus of issues in this field and a stimulating and provocative intervention into current debate. Highlighting the relation between various interdisciplinarities and projects of enlightenment, democracy, and liberation, this volume brings epistemological-type issues into dialogue with ethical and political ones."