Epistemological or Political? Unpacking Ambiguities in the Field of Interdisciplinarity Studies

  title={Epistemological or Political? Unpacking Ambiguities in the Field of Interdisciplinarity Studies},
  author={Dorte Madsen},
  • D. Madsen
  • Published 11 May 2018
  • Sociology
  • Minerva
This paper unpacks ambiguities in the field of interdisciplinarity studies (IDS), explores where they come from and how they inhibit consolidation of the field. The paper takes its point of departure in two central fault lines in the literature: the relationship between interdisciplinarity and disciplinarity and the question of whether integration is a necessary prerequisite for interdisciplinarity. Opposite positions on the fault lines are drawn out to identify sources of ambiguities, and to… 

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