Modes of Interdisciplinarity

In Diversity, Globalization, and “Growing Up Digital”:Navigating Interdisciplinarity in the Twenty-First Century by Jill Vickers, she outlines kinds of interdisciplinary projects that have different purposes.


Types of Interdisciplinary Activity: With Some Tentative Placements

Goals of Some Specific I-D Projects

Co-operation

Cross-Fertilization

Fusion/Synthesis

Explanation

Transformation of Knowledge

Transformation of Society (critical I-D)

Solve research problem(s)

BiochemistryEthno-linguisticsPolitical Economy Biophysics 

Solve societal problems

   Urban Studies Black Studies

Theoretical Development

 Cultural Studies    

Specialized Training

 Art History   Social Work

Self-Studies

Ethnic Studies  Women's StudiesWomen's StudiesWomen's Studies

Action Research Based on Self-Studies

   Critical Race TheoryAnti-racist projects 

Institutionalization of I-D Knowledge

Ethnic Studies   American Studies 

Improve Delivery of Professional/ Quasi-Professional Services

HMOs; I-D Clinics