296 pages | 46 B/W Illus.
Postdisciplinary Knowledge is the first book to articulate postdisciplinarity in philosophical, theoretical and methodological terms, helping to establish it as an important intellectual movement of the 21st century. It formulates what postdisciplinarity is, and how it can be implemented in research practice.
The diverse chapters present a rich collection of highly creative thought-provoking essays and methodological insights. Written by a number of pioneering intellectuals with a range of backgrounds and research foci, these chapters cover a broad spectrum of areas demonstrating alternative ways of producing knowledge. Essays are interspersed with dialogue, encouraging a comprehensive and engaging discussion on this emerging movement.
Not limited to a specific field or discipline, this will be of great interest to upper level students and researchers in a wide range of subject areas, including: tourism, sociology, education, psychology, physiotherapy, fine arts, architecture and design, as well as those with a general interest in epistemology and methodology.
An unintroduction to postdisciplinarity
Being. Thinking. Doing.
1 At the periphery lies the centre: women artists and the legacy of surrealism – the case of Ithell Colquhoun and Camille Billops
2 Undisciplined thinking: disobedience and the nature of design
3 Transscape theory for designing the invisible
4 Desire as a way of knowing
Ana María Munar and Lonni Hall
5 White leaves in front of my window
Ninette Rothmüller and Fraser Stables
6 Knowledge as play: centring on what matters
Tomas Pernecky and Lois Holzman
Doing. Thinking. Being.
7 Do, learn, do
8 DIY (do-it-yourself) postdisciplinary knowledge
Emit Snake-Beings and Andrew Gibbons
9 Q-methodology, William Stephenson and postdisciplinarity
C. Gauzente and J. M.M. Good
Thinking. Being. Doing.
10 On walls and webs: contemplating postdisciplinarity
Kellee Caton and David J. Hill
11 The university as a maquila: whose voices, whose ideas, whose knowledges?
Marlene M. Ferreras, Duane R. Bidwell and Tomas Pernecky
12 After the love has gone: generalists, specialists and post-professional healthcare
David A. Nicholls
13 Postdisciplinarity: imagine the future, think the unthinkable