Shifting Boundaries of Knowledge

A View on Social Sciences, Law and Humanities in South Africa

Edited by: Tessa Marcus, Alexandra Hofmaenner

In 2004, South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF) initiated a foresight exercise on the challenges of knowledge-making in social sciences, law, and the humanities (SSLH) in South Africa in the 21st century. The main contributions to this project are collected in this volume. It is designed to open horizons about the value of and prospects for SSLH research, while simultaneously promoting and stimulating scholarship in this domain. The contributions provide a useful starting point for thinking about the current state of SSLH research, and gives researchers locked into single disciplinary perspectives a taste of the debates and trends in allied disciplines. They also provide an organizing frame for a new, broad-based, open conversation among the many interested parties involved in producing, reproducing and disseminating knowledge.

254 pages

Publication Date: 9/1/2006
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781869141066