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Comparison : theories, approaches, uses

Author: Rita Felski; Susan Stanford Friedman
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
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"Comparison expands upon a special issue of the journal New Literary History, which analyzed theories and methodologies of comparison. Six new essays from senior scholars of transnational and postcolonial studies complement the original ten pieces. The work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Ella Shohat, Robert Stam, R. Radhakrishnan, Bruce Robbins, Ania Loomba, Haun Saussy, Linda Gordon, Walter D. Mignolo, Shu-mei  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Felski; Susan Stanford Friedman
ISBN: 1421409127 9781421409122 1421409496 9781421409498
OCLC Number: 820530762
Description: 346 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. The stakes of comparison. Introduction / Rita Flski, Susan Stanford Friedman --
Why compare? / R. Radhakrishnan --
Why not compare? / Susan Stanford Friedman --
Crossroads, distant killing, and translation : on the ethics and politics of comparison / Zhang Longxi --
Axes of comparison / Haun Saussy --
Part II. Comparison in the world : uses and abuses. Comparison as relation / Shu-mei Shih --
On comparison : who is comparing what and why? / Walter D. Mignolo --
Transnationalizing comparison : the uses and abuses of cross-cultural analogy / Robert Stam, Ella Shohat --
Race and the possibilities of comparative critique / Ania Loomba --
The material world of comparison / Pheng Cheah --
Chomsky's golden rule : comparison and cosmopolitanism / Bruce Robbins --
Endings and beginnings : reimagining the tasks and spaces of comparison / Mary N. Layoun --
Comparison literature / Rebecca L. Walkowitz --
Part III. Comparison in the disciplines. Rethinking comparativism / Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak --
The uses of incommensurability in anthropology / Richard Handler --
A meditation on comparison in historical scholarship / Linda Gordon.
Responsibility: edited by Rita Felski & Susan Stanford Friedman.

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How do scholars make ethically and politically responsible comparisons without assuming that their own values and norms are the standard by which other cultures should be measured? This title expands  Read more...

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