1st Edition

Postdisciplinary Knowledge

Edited By Tomas Pernecky Copyright 2020
    276 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    274 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 twenty-first 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

    Tomas Pernecky

    PART I 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

    Barbara Lekatsas

    2 Undisciplined thinking: disobedience and the nature of design

    Welby Ings

    3 Transscape theory for designing the invisible

    Chikahiro Hanamura

    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

    PART II Doing. Thinking. Being.

    7 Do, learn, do

    Frith Walker

    8 DIY (do-it-yourself) postdisciplinary knowledge

    Emit Snake-Beings and Andrew Gibbons

    9 Q-methodology, William Stephenson and postdisciplinarity

    Claire Gauzente and James M. M. Good

    Part III 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

    Frédéric Darbellay


    Tomas Pernecky is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Culture and Society at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand. He is mainly interested in the way social realities are constructed, and the implication and possibilities this denotes for different peoples. His research is broad and multifaceted, ranging from the philosophy of science to specific areas of phenomenology, social constructionism, post-existentialism, sustainable leadership and a host of conceptual, theoretical and methodological issues examined in the context of events, tourism and leisure. Tomas has been officially recognised by receiving the 2014 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the subsequent nomination by AUT for the 2015 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (TTEA). He is the author of Epistemology and Metaphysics for Qualitative Research (2016).