The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity Second Edition

Hardcover | February 18, 2017

EditorRobert Frodeman, Julie Thompson Klein, Roberto Carlos Dos Santos Pacheco

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Interdisciplinarity has become as important outside academia as within. Academics, policy makers, and the general public seek insights to help organize the vast amounts of knowledge being produced, both within research and at all levels of education. The second edition of The Oxford Handbookof Interdisciplinarity offers a thorough update of this major reference work, summarizing the latest advances within the field of inter- and transdisciplinarity. The collection is distinguished by its breadth of coverage, with chapters written by leading experts from multiple networks andorganizations. The volume is edited by respected interdisciplinary scholars and supported by a prestigious advisory board to ensure the highest quality and breadth of coverage.The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity provides a synoptic overview of the current state of interdisciplinary research, education, administration and management, and of problem solving-knowledge that spans the disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. The volume negotiates the space between theacademic community and society at large. Offering the most broad-based account of inter- and transdisciplinarity to date, its 47 chapters provide a snapshot of the state of knowledge integration as interdisciplinarity approaches its century mark. This second edition expands its coverage to discussthe emergence of new fields, the increase of interdisciplinary approaches within traditional disciplines and professions, new integrative approaches to education and training, the widening international presence of interdisciplinarity, its increased support in funding agencies and science-policybodies, and the formation of several new international associations associated with interdisciplinarity.This reference book will be a valuable addition to academic libraries worldwide, important reading for members of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities engaged in interdisciplinary research and education, and helpful for administrators and policy makers seeking to improve the use ofknowledge in society.

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Interdisciplinarity has become as important outside academia as within. Academics, policy makers, and the general public seek insights to help organize the vast amounts of knowledge being produced, both within research and at all levels of education. The second edition of The Oxford Handbookof Interdisciplinarity offers a thorough upda...

Editor-in-Chief Robert Frodeman is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas. He conducts research in environmental philosophy, science and technology policy, and questions concerning interdisciplinarity. He is the author of Sustainable Knowledge: a theory of interdisc...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:February 18, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Knowledge formations: An analytic framework3. Typologies of interdisciplinarity: The boundary work of definition4. The military industrial route to interdisciplinarity5. Interdisciplinary cases and disciplinary knowledge: Epistemic challenges of interdisciplinary research6. Physical sciences7. Interdisciplinarity and the earth sciences: Transcending limitations of the knowledge paradigm8. Interdisciplinarity in the biological sciences9. Integrating the social sciences: Area studies, quantitative methods, and problem-oriented research10. Interdisciplinary arts11. Interdisciplining humanities: A historical overview12. Digital humanities: The role of interdisciplinary humanities in the information age13. A field of its own: The emergence of science and technology studies14. Cognitive science15. Media and communication16. Situating feminist studies17. Humane smart cities18. Interdisciplinarity in ethics19. Interdisciplinary learning: A cognitive-epistemological foundation20. Comparing methods for cross-disciplinary research21. Systems thinking22. Innovation, interdisciplinarity, and creative destruction23. Addressing wicked problems through transdisciplinary research24. Understanding cross-disciplinary team-based research: Concepts and conceptual models from the science of team science25. The policy sciences as a transdisciplinary approach for policy studies26. Sustainability sciences: Political and epistemological approaches27. Religious studies and religious practice28. Interdisciplinarity in the fields of law, justice and criminology29. Health research, practice and education30. Information research on interdisciplinarity31. Computation and simulation32. Taming wickedness by interdisciplinary design33. Interdisciplinarity and the institutional context of knowledge in the American research university34. Peer review, interdisciplinarity and serendipity35. Interdisciplinarity in research evaluation36. The challenge of funding interdisciplinary research: A Look inside public research funding agencies37. Interdisciplinarity and the student voice38. Administering interdisciplinary programs39. Interdisciplinary pedagogies in higher education40. Doctoral student and early career academic perspectives on interdisciplinarity41. Facilitating interdisciplinary scholars