Klein J. National Competitiveness and the ‘Centering’ of Interdisciplinary Research. ln: Crossing Boundaries: Knowledge, Disciplinarities, and Interdisciplinarities.. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press; 1996:173-208.
Boundary work studies examine how boundaries of knowledge are formed, maintained, broken down and reconfigured. This text investigates the claims, activities and institutional structures that define and legitimate interdisciplinary practices.
the following review by William G. Doty, University of Alabama, appears on Amazon.com --
"Crossing Boundaries demands to be read, as the most comprehensive and rigourous critiqe of the ways disciplinary boundaries still..inhibit knowledge-production and -integration. Exhaustive bibliographic citation; sharply written analyses; intuitive screw-drivering that demonstrates how strenuously we ignore how research/teaching still attend to primarily medieval models, while even today's elementary students are ready to boogie. Klein's important work will be influential in changing academe for years to come."
interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, silos, educational models, boundary work, institutional structures
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