The symbiotic academy: On specialisation and interdisciplinarity

Jen Walklate, Adair Richards

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The authors historicise, contextualise and debate the values and problems of both disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity. Their aim is not to posit one as superior to the other, nor to suggest that the two are mutually exclusive. Instead, they seek to break down the oppositional dichotomy in which the concepts are often placed, and, further, to propose a ‘symbiotic academy’ in which the two can exist to their mutual benefit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-465
Number of pages19
JournalScience Progress
Issue number4
Early online date1 Dec 2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012


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