The Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Research

The Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Research

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In the past four decades, transdisciplinarity has gained conceptual and practical traction for its transformative value in accounting for the complex challenges besetting humankind, including social relations and natural ecosystems. The need to develop frameworks for joint problem-solving involving diverse stakeholders is unquestionable. Besides generating inclusivity, which embraces academia, civil society, and policymakers in the public and private sectors, transdisciplinarity allows for the appreciation of phenomena from a multiplicity of angles and affords societies creative ways of seeking solutions to challenges that may appear intractable. This book puts forward alternatives within this arena and attempts to directly respond to the multilayered challenges of diffuse disciplines, interlinked socioeconomic problems, impacts of globalization, technological advancements, environmental concerns, food security, and more.LAcvy-Bruhl argued for two basic mindsets of mankind, the socalled a#39;primitivea#39; and the diagonally opposite a#39;Westerna#39; ... large number of participatory tools have been developed such as transects mapping, Venn diagrams, and different ways ofanbsp;...


Title:The Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Research
Author: Hester du Plessis, Jeffrey Sehume, Leonard Martin
Publisher:Real African Publishers - 2014-02-01
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