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
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
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
PART II 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
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