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Reconstructing Identity

A Transdisciplinary Approach

Editors: Monk, N., Lindgren, M., McDonald, S., Pasfield-Neofitou, S. (Eds.)

  • Curates a cross-disciplinary set of perspectives on what identity is and how it is shaped 
    Draws out the common themes and lessons across these disciplines providing a truly transdisciplinary analysis and a new approach to identity 
    Furthers our understanding of transdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogies and how these can be used in teaching practice 

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About this book

This book examines the notion of identity through a multitude of interdisciplinary approaches. It collects current thinking from international scholars spanning philosophy, history, science, cultural studies, media, translation, performance, and marketing, each with an outlook informed by their own subject and a mission to reflect on a theme that is greater than the sum of its parts. This project was born out of a dynamic international and interdisciplinary pedagogical experience. While by no means a teaching guide or textbook, the authors’ experience of sharing the module with their students reinforced the fluidity and elusiveness of identity and its persistent facility to escape disciplinary classification. Identity as a subject for analysis and discussion, and as a lived reality for all of us, has never been more complex and multi-faceted. Each chapter of this singular collection provides a lens through which the concept of identity can be viewed and as the book progresses it moves from ideas based in disciplinary contexts – biology, psychiatry, philosophy, to those developed in multi and inter disciplinary contexts such as area studies, feminism and queer studies. 

About the authors

Nicholas Monk is the director of the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning, University of Warwick, UK. He was the lead author of Open-space Learning: a Transdisciplinary Pedagogy.

Mia Lindgren is Head of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University, Australia. She is co-author of two books about broadcasting: Australian Broadcast Journalism, now in its third edition, and Den Självkörda Radioboken.

Sarah McDonald is Associate Dean of Education in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University, Australia. She researches and publishes in the emerging field of cultural literacy, specifically the development of research-based practice models for embedding cultural literacy skills in the currculum.

Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou is an adjunct research fellow at Monash University, Australia. She has worked as a lecturer in sociolinguistics, applied linguistics and Japanese.



Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Monk, Nicholas (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • If My Brain Is Damaged, Do I Become a Different Person? Catherine Malabou and Neuro-identity

    Watkin, Christopher

    Pages 21-40

  • Identity and Psychiatric Disorders

    Omer, Farhana (et al.)

    Pages 41-59

  • Biological Identity

    Moffat, Kevin G.

    Pages 61-82

  • Outside in the House of Colour: A Second Look at Postcolonial and Transnational Feminisms

    Chakraborty, Mridula Nath

    Pages 87-112

Buy this book

eBook £64.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58427-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £82.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58426-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reconstructing Identity
Book Subtitle
A Transdisciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Nicholas Monk
  • Mia Lindgren
  • Sarah McDonald
  • Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58427-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58427-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58426-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 332
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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