Chapter 1 Meeting People Is Easy
The Pragmatics of Interdisciplinary Collaboration
This book offers a provocative account of interdisciplinary research across the neurosciences, social sciences and humanities. Setting itself against standard accounts of interdisciplinary 'integration,' and rooting itself in the authors' own experiences, the book establishes a radical agenda for collaboration across these disciplines. Rethinking Interdisciplinarity does not merely advocate interdisciplinary research, but attends to the hitherto tacit pragmatics, affects, power dynamics, and spatial logics in which that research is enfolded. Understanding the complex relationships between brains, minds, and environments requires a delicate, playful and genuinely experimental interdisciplinarity, and this book shows us how it can be done.
Keywordsneurosciences; interdisciplinarity; social sciences; interdisciplinary research; integration; humanities
Publication date and placeBasingstoke, 2015
Society & social sciences