Logics of Interdisciplinarity: the case of medical humanities

Greco, Monica. 2013. Logics of Interdisciplinarity: the case of medical humanities. In: Georgina Born and Andrew Barry, eds. Interdisciplinarity: Reconfigurations of the Social and Natural Sciences. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 226-246. ISBN 978-0415578929 [Book Section]

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In this piece I analyse the reflexive discourse of medical humanities as a form of interdisciplinarity, against the background of recent sociological appraisals of interdisciplinarity as a mode of knowledge production. In contrast to readings that would reduce interdisciplinary engagement in medical humanities to a 'logic of accountability', I focus on the pedagogical dimension of the movement to argue that we might read it in terms of a 'logic of ontology' (Barry et al.) that is transformative of both the subjects and the objects of knowledge.

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Medical humanities; interdisciplinarity.

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