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Practices of Comparing

Titel: Practices of Comparing : Towards a New Understanding of a Fundamental Human Practice / Johannes Grave, Walter Erhart, Angelika Epple
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Veröffentlicht: Bielefeld : Bielefeld University Press, [2020]
Umfang: 1 Online-Ressource (406 p.)
Format: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch
ISBN: 9783839451663
Bemerkung: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jun 2020)
Zusammenfassung: 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.