Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses

Friedman (1943-2023) (Co-editor)Susan Stanford. Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses. Johns Hopkins UP, 2013. Print.

Writing and teaching across cultures and disciplines makes the act of comparison inevitable. Comparative theory and methods of comparative literature and cultural anthropology have permeated the humanities as they engage more centrally with the cultural flows and circulation of past and present globalization. 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?

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