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Interdisciplinarity in the Scholarly Life Cycle

Learning by Example in Humanities and Social Science Research

Palgrave Macmillan
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Shows how interdisciplinary work has driven change in how contributors read, value concepts, critically combine methods

  • Shows how interdisciplinarity changed how contributors cope with knowledge hierarchies, write in style & collaborate

  • Offers valuable insights into the conditions and complexities present for interdisciplinary research to be successful

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    • Karin Bijsterveld, Aagje Swinnen
    Pages 1-22Open Access
  3. Cascading Collaborations: With Artists, Style, and Skill

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 213-213
    2. Doing Collaborative Research on Symphonic Orchestra Audiences: Interventionist Ethnography of Music Practices

      • Peter Peters, Ties van de Werff, Imogen Eve, Jos Roeden
      Pages 253-271Open Access

About this book

This open access book illustrates how interdisciplinary research develops over the lifetime of a scholar: not in a single project, but as an attitude that trickles down, or spirals up, into research. This book presents how interdisciplinary work has inspired shifts in how the contributors read, value concepts, critically combine methods, cope with knowledge hierarchies, write in style, and collaborate. Drawing on extensive examples from the humanities and social sciences, the editors and chapter authors show how they started, tried to open up, dealt with inconsistencies, had to adapt, and ultimately learned and grew as researchers. The book offers valuable insights into the conditions and complexities present for interdisciplinary research to be successful in an academic setting.


This is an open access book. 

Keywords

  • Open Access
  • interdisciplinarity
  • social sciences
  • humanities
  • collaboration

Reviews

“This is an exciting collection of reflections on the academic life. I like the biographical approach. It concretizes the case studies, and is reflexive in orientation. The research comes alive when it is narrated in this way. The chapters address major disciplinary issues but from a personal standpoint, which makes this book learned and intimate at once. The opening chapter by Bijsterveld and Swinnen functions especially well as an introduction to the “works and lives” approach to scholarship that this book advocates.” (David Howes, Professor of Anthropology, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, author of The Sensory Studies Manifesto)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Society Studies Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Karin Bijsterveld

  • Department of Literature and Art Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Aagje Swinnen

About the editors

Karin Bijsterveld is Full Professor of Science, Technology and Modern Culture at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Her work focuses on themes at the intersection of science and technology studies and sound studies. She has taught extensively on how to do interdisciplinary research.

Aagje Swinnen is Professor in Aging Studies at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She has published on representations of aging in literature, photography, and film; meanings of literary approaches in dementia care; and ways in which professional artists understand and give meaning to creativity in the later stages of their career.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Interdisciplinarity in the Scholarly Life Cycle

  • Book Subtitle: Learning by Example in Humanities and Social Science Research

  • Editors: Karin Bijsterveld, Aagje Swinnen

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-11108-2

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • License: CC BY-NC-ND

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-11107-5Published: 02 January 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-11110-5Published: 20 December 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-11108-2Published: 01 January 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 337

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Research Methods in Education, Research Skills, Pedagogy

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)