Practices of Comparing

Towards a New Understanding of a Fundamental Human Practice

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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19 June 2020, 406 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5166-9

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Book title
Practices of Comparing Towards a New Understanding of a Fundamental Human Practice
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
406
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 72 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5166-9
DOI
10.14361/9783839451663
Commodity Group
1559
BIC-Code
HBTB DSB JHB
BISAC-Code
HIS054000 LIT000000 POL010000 SOC026000
THEMA-Code
NHTB DSB JHB
Release date
19 June 2020
Edition
1
Topics
Gesellschaft, Bild, Kulturgeschichte, Literatur
Readership
History, Literary Studies, Political Science, Digital Humanities, Comparative Literature, Sociology, Art History, Philosophy
Keywords/Tags
Practices, Theory, Comparing, Comparison, Historical Change, Digital Humanities, Society, Cultural History, Literature, Literary Studies, Political Sociology, Sociology of Knowledge, Bielefeld University Press

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