Ambivalent Internationals, or, How Academic Reproduction Reinforces Disciplinary Boundaries

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Project Researchers Mitchell L. Stevens (Stanford University) and Cynthia Miller-Idriss (New York University) presented on project findings in a special Thematic Session organized by Jerry A. Jacobs (University of Pennsylvania) at the 2011 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting - Conflict over Disciplinary Boundaries: Interdisciplinarity, Sociology and Its Neighbors. This session explored recent trends and tried to discern future trajectories in the relationship between academic disciplines, with special focus on the relationship between sociology and its neighboring fields in the social sciences (anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology), related applied and professional fields (social work, education, medicine, law), and related interdisciplinary areas of inquiry (social science history, gender and ethnic studies, area studies, bioethics, and public policy).