Revisiting the Issue of Interdisciplinarity and Disciplinary Distinctions in Social Sciences

  • Koray Değirmenci Deparment of Sociology, Erciyes University, Turkey

Abstract

Interdisciplinarity depicts a theoretical and pedagogical approach and a set of academic practices that has been increasingly more popular and widespread. Being more than a general term describing theoretical, pedagogical and institutional activities, interdisciplinarity has radically altered the conception of disciplinary distinctions and caused various disciplines to redefine their symbolic and methodological boundaries. Moreover, academic communities are on the way of changing their symbolic and institutional territories, very solidly defined at times, upon influence of interdisciplinarity. This article focuses on the concept of interdisciplinarity with respect to the relatively long history of disciplinary distinctions and attempts to critically analyze the various definitions of and problematic points regarding the concept.
Published
Oct 6, 2017
How to Cite
DEĞIRMENCI, Koray. Revisiting the Issue of Interdisciplinarity and Disciplinary Distinctions in Social Sciences. European Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 6, p. 45-50, oct. 2017. ISSN 2414-8385. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejms/article/view/2623>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejms.v6i1.p45-50.