Illdisciplined Gender

Engaging Questions of Nature/Culture and Transgressive Encounters

  • Jacob Bull
  • Margaretha Fahlgren

Part of the Crossroads of Knowledge book series (CROKNOW)

About this book


This volume offers some of the outputs, challenges and opportunities created in an interdisciplinary programme that was set up to engage multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives on issues at the intersections of nature and culture, sex and gender.

When working with mass spectrometers, microscopes, discourse analysis or interviews, one rarely has to explain them to colleagues. They are the tools used. But when working in inter- or transdisciplinary settings, such tools require explanations. These conversations make evident that trans and interdisciplinary (gender) research is a not just a novelty requiring an adjectival prefix ‘trans-‘ or ‘inter-’, it is something done, performed, practiced. Moreover it is something done in particular spaces, a consequence of particular meetings – transgressive encounters. This collection is built on work conducted under the GenNa: Nature/Culture and Transgressive Encounters Research Programme, funded by the Swedish research council. It brings together a range of scholars from the humanities, natural, physical, life, and social sciences by so doing it reflects on the challenges, risks and opportunities of doing trans- and interdisciplinary work. The result is a collection that uses a multitude of tools to examine issues such as sexual difference, hydro power exploitation, research seminars, dairy farming, the spaces between molecules, film and identity. They are witness to the diversity created through transgressive encounters and illustrations of doing inter- and transdisciplinary research.


Disciplinary boundaries Embodiment Feminist research Feminist studies GenNa programme Gender research Gender studies Interdisciplinarity Interstitial spaces Multidisciplinarity Queer studies Sexual differences Transdisciplinarity Transgression Transgressive identities

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacob Bull
    • 1
  • Margaretha Fahlgren
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Gender ResearchUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department for Literature and Centre for Gender ResearchUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15271-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15272-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-9634
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-9642
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