Undisciplining Knowledge: Interdisciplinarity in the Twentieth Century

Undisciplining Knowledge: Interdisciplinarity in the Twentieth Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015) is the latest book by Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies and Professor of English and History Faculty Harvey J Graff

Touching on a wide variety of disciplines—including genetic biology, sociology, the humanities, communications, social relations, operations research, cognitive science, materials science, nanotechnology, cultural studies, literary studies, and biosciences—the book examines the ideals, theories, and practices of interdisciplinarity through comparative case studies. Graff interweaves this narrative with a social, institutional, and intellectual history of interdisciplinary efforts over the 140 years of the modern university, focusing on both its implementation and evolution while exploring substantial differences in definitions, goals, institutional locations, and modes of organization across different areas of focus.

Author: 
Harvey J. Graff
Publisher: 
Johns Hopkins University Press