Crossing Boundaries: Knowledge, Disciplinarities, and Interdisciplinarities

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University of Virginia Press, 1996 - Education - 281 pages
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Boundary work studies examine how boundaries of knowledge are formed, maintained, broken down and reconfigured. This text investigates the claims, activities and institutional structures that define and legitimate interdisciplinary practices.
  

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Contents

Interdisciplinary Claims
1
BOUNDARY CROSSING
17
Interdisciplinary Studies 8 7
89
Interdisciplinary Genealogy in Literary Studies
133
National Competitiveness and the Centering of
173
Interdisciplinary Futures
209
Works Cited
239
Index
271
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Julie Thompson Klein is Professor of Humanities at Wayne State University. She is the author of Interdisciplinarity: History, Theory, and Practice and coeditor of Interdisciplinary Studies Today.

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