Introduction: Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice
International and Intercultural Studies (Pitzer)
Introduction, social justice, interdisciplinary, disciplinary
Many interdisciplinary fields exemplify the political ambivalence that characterizes the U.S. academy: ostensibly a critique of that institution's role in reinforcing inequalities, their very existence indicates a belief that the academy may also be an equalizing force in society. Supporters of the ethnic studies, cultural studies, women's studies programs founded in the late 1960's, for instance, carried their battles from political movements into universities in the faith that changing the production of knowledge would transform social relations, broaden access for the disenfranchised, and thereby change the agents and the consequences of knowledge production.
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Parker Joseph, et al. "Introduction: Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice" Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice : Revisioning Academic Accountability. Ed. Ranu Samantrai, Joe Parker, and Mary Romero. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2010). 1-33.