Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice: Revisioning Academic Accountability

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Considers the past, present, and future of interdisciplinary fields motivated by concerns for social justice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438431369
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,421,011
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Parker is Associate Professor of International and Intercultural Studies at Pitzer College. He is the author of Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336–1573), also published by SUNY Press.

Ranu Samantrai is Associate Professor of English at Indiana University at Bloomington. She is the author of AlterNatives: Black Feminism in the Postimperial Nation.

Mary Romero is Professor of Justice Studies at Arizona State University. She is the author of Maid in the U.S.A. and the editor of several books, including (with Eric Margolis) The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice: An Introduction Joe Parker Ranu Samantrai 1

I Critiques of Disciplinarity

Chapter 2 Metaphors of Globalization Lisa Lowe 37

Chapter 3 Crossing the Immigration and Race Border: A Critical Race Theory Approach to Immigration Studies Mary Romero 63

Chapter 4 Whiteness in a Red Room: Telling Stories and Legal Discourse in the Tribal Courtroom Raquel Montoya-Lewis 87

Chapter 5 An Emergent Extradisciplinarity: Worlding Arabs, Activist Representation, and the Example of Ahdaf Soueif Mrinalini Chakravorty 105

II Critiques of Interdisciplinary Fields

Chapter 6 Cultural Studies: Justice, Values, and Social Class Patrick Brantlinger 131

Chapter 7 The Other Inters: Augmenting Academic Disciplinarity to Make Things (Happen) Alexandra Juhasz 151

Chapter 8 The Ethico-politics of Dedisciplinary Practices Joe Parker 175

Chapter 9 The Limits of Interdisciplinarity: The Case of Chicano Studies Michael Soldatenko 199

III Interdisciplinary Claims to Social Justice

Chapter 10 Whiteness Studies and the Paradox of Particularity Robyn Wiegman 217

Chapter 11 Interdisciplinarity: A Consideration from African American Studies Lindon Barrett 245

Chapter 12 Imagined Immunities: Border Rhetorics and the Ethos of Sans Frontièrisme D. Robert DeChaine 261

Chapter 13 Toward Collaborative Coalitions: From Internationalism to Interdisciplinarity Leila Neti 287

Chapter 14 Interdisciplinary Investigations and Cross-Sector Interventions Ellen Messer-Davidow 301

Chapter 15 Accounting for Interdisciplinarity Miranda Joseph 321

Afterword: Justice Without Truth? Ranu Samantrai 353

List of Contributors 363

Index 365

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