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Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses

edited by Rita Felski & Susan Stanford Friedman
Format
Book
Published
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
Language
English
ISBN
1421409127, 9781421409122, 1421409496, 9781421409498
Summary
"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 Shih, and Pheng Cheah are included with contributions by anthropologists Caroline B. Brettell and Richard Handler. Historical periods discussed range from the early modern to the contemporary and geographical regions that encompass the globe. Ultimately, Comparison argues for the importance of greater self-reflexivity about the politics and methods of comparison in teaching and in research"--
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
  • 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
  • Uses of incommensurability in anthropology / Richard Handler
  • A meditation on comparison in historical scholarship / Linda Gordon.
Description
346 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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