Practices of Comparing : Towards a New Understanding of a Fundamental Human Practice / Johannes Grave, Walter Erhart, Angelika Epple.
Contributor(s): Epple, Angelika [editor.] | Erhart, Walter [editor.] | Grave, Johannes [editor.].Material type: BookPublisher: Bielefeld : Bielefeld University Press, Copyright date: ©2020Description: 1 online resource (406 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783839451663.Subject(s): Bielefeld University Press | Comparing | Comparison | Cultural History | Digital Humanities | Historical Change | Literary Studies | Literature | Political Sociology | Society | Sociology of Knowledge | Theory | HISTORY / Social HistoryOnline resources: Click here to access online | Open Access | Cover
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Practices of Comparing -- Preliminary Typology of Comparative Utterances -- Incomparability -- Odysseus, Blackbirds, and Rain Barrels -- Where Do Rankings Come From? -- The Weight of Comparing in Medieval England -- The Shifting Grounds of Comparison in the French Renaissance -- Comparison and East-West Encounter -- Japan as the Absolute ‘Other’ -- “Goût de Comparaison” -- Inventing White Beauty and Fighting Black Slavery -- The Politicisation of Comparisons -- Genealogies of Modernism -- Comparing in the Digital Age -- Authors and Editors
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Practices of comparing shape how we perceive, organize, and change the world. Supposedly innocent, practices of comparing play a decisive role in forming categories, boundaries, and hierarchies; but they can also give an impetus to question and change such structures. Like almost no other human practice, comparing pervades all social, political, economic, and cultural spheres. This volume outlines the program of a new research agenda that places comparative practices at the center of an interdisciplinary exploration. Its contributions combine case studies with overarching systematic considerations. They show what insights can be gained and which further questions arise when one makes a seemingly trivial practice - comparing - the subject of in-depth research.
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