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Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences

Authors: Callard, F., Fitzgerald, D.

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This book offers a provocative account of interdisciplinary research across the neurosciences, social sciences and humanities. Rooting itself in the authors' own experiences, the book establishes a radical agenda for collaboration across these disciplines. This book is open access under a CC-BY license.

About the authors

Felicity Callard is Director of Hubbub, the first interdisciplinary residency of The Hub at Wellcome Collection and Reader in Social Science for Medical Humanities at the Department of Geography and Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University, UK.

Des Fitzgerald is Lecturer in Sociology, in the School of Social Sciences, at Cardiff University, UK. He has wide-ranging interests in the sociologies of neuroscience and psychiatry.

Reviews

“Rethinking Interdisciplinarity is first and foremost the authors’ personal account of the experience of being (together or separately) part of various groups that brought together – among others – social scientists, humanities researchers and neuroscientists. … Rethinking Interdisciplinarity is a valuable resource for the medical humanities as it provides an insight into the challenges experienced (and confronted) by researchers in a diverse range of fields. … Rethinking Interdisciplinarity is a worthwhile read for everyone involved in collaborative practice.” (Dr. Svetlana Sholokhova, Centre for Medical Humanities, centreformedicalhumanities.org, December, 2016)

“The book is beautifully written. The vignettes from the field are vivid and offer rich insights into the ups and downs of co-laborative fieldwork in the neurosciences. … The book sets out to deliver an honest account of ‘what goes into and what goes on in’ experimental entanglements within the neurosciences and it is successful in delivering that.” (Jörg Niewöhner, Somato Sphere, somatosphere.net, February, 2016)


"Interdisciplinarity, more than a hype and less than a solution, is a landscape with peaks and creeks, highs and lows. Callard and Fitzgerald travel wide and broad, with ethnographic curiosity and conceptual imagination, reflectively entangling in knowledge fields that encompass many perspectives. The result is truly valuable, for every interdisciplinary endeavour." - Professor Andreas Roepstorff, Director, Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark

"In this well-written and compelling book, the authors not only analyse the flows and stoppages of attempts to carry out interdisciplinary work and do so with uncommon honesty based on their own extensive experience but also map out ways to embark on interdisciplinary projects across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities in the future that would simultaneously honour all participants' contributions and produce knowledge that could not have been done alone. The social and technical problems that beset the contemporary world require no less." - Charis Thompson, Chancellor's Professor and Chair, Center for Science, Technology, and Medicine in Society, UC Berkeley, USA and Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Not Another Book about Interdisciplinarity

    Callard, Felicity (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Meeting People Is Easy: The Pragmatics of Interdisciplinary Collaboration

    Callard, Felicity (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • ‘Which Way Does It Go between You Two?’ Modes of Interdisciplinary Intervention

    Callard, Felicity (et al.)

    Pages 32-45

  • Environmental Entanglements: Neurological Lives and Social Worlds

    Callard, Felicity (et al.)

    Pages 46-62

  • States of Rest: Interdisciplinary Experiments

    Callard, Felicity (et al.)

    Pages 63-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Felicity Callard and Des Fitzgerald
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40796-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137407962
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40795-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 157
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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