On Creole Researchers; Hybrid Disciplines and Pidgin Writing

Barbara Czarniawska
GRI, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University

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Ingår i: Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 25:8, s. 59-67

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Publicerad: 2007-11-27


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


It has ordinarily been assumed that the strength of a scientific discipline resides in its purity and integration; in its distinctness. Recently; however; contrasting opinions have emerged: that the strength of a discipline; at least in social sciences; is connected to its richness; plurality and the flexibility of its borders. Clifford Geertz in anthropology; Richard Rorty in philosophy; and Richard Harvey Brown in sociology are among the proponents of such an attitude. This essay takes their work as a point of departure to scrutinize a case of a “creolized” professional career; a hybrid discipline and a kind of writing that could be called “pidgin”


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