The Transdisciplinary Project for Social Justice was born out of the need to disseminate research findings to people beyond and within the academy. It draws heavily on accumulated knowledge of oppression, and its denied consequences, in an unequal (structurally violent) society, as data. This served as counterpoint to knowledge found in literature to yield interplay findings – a step seldom taken in academic research. According to Edward Said, this step serves to ‘realise suppressed voices, invisible facts and other hidden elements’.
It is my belief that, given a framework within which to think about key aspects that inform our lives in an oppressive society, any person embedded in society, and who seeks to go beyond disciplinary blinders, will be able to arrive at the research findings I uncovered.
All phases of this action research is trans-disciplinary in approach because –
While it is generally accepted that a single perspective [discipline] might ‘yield more brilliant insights for the study of some phenomena’ (Kellner, 1995:99), this research required a flexible approach to capture multiple perspectives, micro-macro, conceptual and empirical aspects of the research data.’ (see p. 32 of https://www.academia.edu/22228614/Restorative_Justice_as_a_tool_for_peacebuilding_A_South_African_case_study )