This book is intended as a "stand alone" volume that (1) demonstrates the need for using an explicitly interdisciplinary approach to problems that span multiple disciplines, (2) applies interdisciplinary theory and best practices to a particular set of problems, (3) shows the importance of first creating common ground among conflicting expert views before performing integration, and (4) produces new understandings of these problems that are practical, purposeful, and deeply informed by disciplinary expertise.
Preface Acknowledgments About the Editors About the Contributors Part I. Introduction Chapter 1. The Interdisciplinary Research Process - Rick Szostak Rick Szostak Part II. Drawing on Disciplinary Insights Chapter 2. Jewish Marriage as an Expression of Israel's Conflicted Identity Marilyn R. Tayler Chapter 3. The Metropolitan Problem in Interdisciplinary Perspective - Michan Andrew Connor Michan Andrew Connor Chatper 4. Mektoub: When Art Meets History, Philosophy, and Linguistics - Mieke Bal Mieke Bal Part III. Approaches to Integration Chapter 5. Integrating Theory-Based Insights on the Causes of Suicide Terrorism Allen F. Repko Chapter 6. An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Causes of Economic Growth - Rick Szostak Rick Szostak Chapter 7. Why We Talk: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Evolutionary Origin of Language Ria van der Lecq Chapter 8. Understanding Human Action: Integrating Meanings, Mechanisms, Causes, and Contexts - Machiel Keestra Machiel Keestra Chapter 9. Integrative Theory in Criminology Applied to the Complex Social Problem of School Violence - Stuart Henry and Nicole L. Bracy Stuart Henry and Nicole L. Bracy Chapter 10. Research Integration: A Comparative Knowledge Base - Julie Thompson Klein Julie Thompson Klein Conclusion William H. Newell Author Index Subject Index