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Rethinking interdisciplinarity across the social sciences and neurosciences / Felicity Callard and Des Fitzgerald.

  • Callard, Felicity
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"This book offers a provocative account of interdisciplinary research across the neurosciences, social sciences and humanities. Setting itself against standard accounts of interdisciplinary 'integration, ' and rooting itself in the authors' own experiences, the book establishes a radical agenda for collaboration across these disciplines. Rethinking Interdisciplinarity does not merely advocate interdisciplinary research, but attends to the hitherto tacit pragmatics, affects, power dynamics, and spatial logics in which that research is enfolded. Understanding the complex relationships between brains, minds, and environments requires a delicate, playful and genuinely experimental interdisciplinarity, and this book shows us how it can be done. This book is open access under a CC-BY license and funded by The Wellcome Trust"--


Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Physical description

x, 157 pages ; 23 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-151) and index.


Introduction: Not Another Book About Interdisciplinarity -- 1. Meeting People is Easy: The Pragmatics of Interdisciplinary Collaboration -- 2. "Which Way Does It Go Between You Two?": Modes of Interdisciplinary Intervention -- 3. Environmental Entanglements: Neurological Lives and Social Worlds -- 4. States of Rest: Interdisciplinary Experiments -- 5. Choreographing the Interdisciplinary -- 6. Against Reciprocity: Dynamics of Power in Interdisciplinary Spaces -- 7. Feeling Fuzzy: The Emotional Life of Interdisciplinary Collaboration -- Epilogue.

Funding information

Wellcome Trust grant output.


  • English

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