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Interdisciplinarity, neoliberalism and academic identities: Reflections on recent developments at the University of Botswana

@inproceedings{Tabulawa2017InterdisciplinarityNA,
  title={Interdisciplinarity, neoliberalism and academic identities: Reflections on recent developments at the University of Botswana},
  author={R. Tabulawa},
  year={2017}
}
This paper explicates the growing interest in interdisciplinarity as a form of knowledge organisation at the University of Botswana (UB). It accomplishes this by locating this development in a global context of a growing instrumentalisation of knowledge, partially occasioned by the advent of the knowledge society. Generally, the paper argues that interdisciplinarity is not some neutral, apolitical technical re-arrangement of knowledge, as often presented. Rather, it is a political technology… Expand
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