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Postgraduate Perspectives on Inter-disciplinarity

Editor(s): Juan Fernando Botero-Garcia, Kathryn Vincent
Contributors: Jean Providence Nzabonimpa, Christopher Hutchings, Ana-Cristina Popescu, Dorothy Tukahabma, Christie K. Ewell,

Book Description

Voices: Postgraduate Perspectives on Inter-disciplinarity was created out of a compilation of papers presented at the University of Aberdeen’s annual College of arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, more widely known as Moving Forward. This conference reached its sixth year in 2009. Both the conference and proposed collection incorporate the colleges of Divinity, History and Philosophy; Education; Language and Literature; Law; Social Sciences; Music and Business. Moving Forward is an annual event, sponsored by the College of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Aberdeen, and the Roberts Fund.

Given the variety of papers received for, and the number of disciplines involved in this project, it was deemed that a theme of “voice” would be particularly appropriate. This theme attempts to incorporate the interdisciplinary approach taken both within the selection of papers, and within the papers themselves. Voice is approached in a variety of manners, not only referring to the sound produced from the human vocal cords, or the literary tool of an author, but also through the works of a musical artist, or by using unique research methods to understand the perspectives of those lacking a public voice. This work seeks to demonstrate an entire range of what voices may do, and how they are experienced.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-3183-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-3183-2
Date of Publication: 01/09/2011
Pages / Size: 455 / A5
Price: £49.99


Kathryn Vincent is a Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant in the Sociology Department at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. She was on the committee of the Moving Forward conference in 2008, 2009, and now is a co-ordinator for the 2011 committee. She participated as a section editor for the previous publication of the 2008 conference papers entitled Perspectives on Power: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Juan F. Botero-García is a PhD Candidate in Political Studies and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Born in Colombia, Mr Botero-García holds an MRes in Anthropology and Political Studies from the University of Aberdeen. He was on the committee of the sixth Annual Postgraduate Conference of the School of Social Science, and was involved in the selection of abstracts for the ECPR Graduate Student Conference, Dublin 2010.