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Comparison in anthropology : the impossible method / Matei Candea, University of Cambridge.

Author/creator Candea, Matei author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionxiii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series New departures in anthropology
New departures in anthropology. ^A568059
Contents The impossible method -- The garden of forking paths -- Caesurism and heuristics -- Comparatio -- Two ends of lateral comparison: identity and alterity -- Another dimension of lateral comparison: identity and intensity -- Two ends of frontal comparison: identity, alterity, reflexivity -- The oscillations of frontal comparison: identity, intensity, reflexivity -- Rigour.
Abstract "Anthropologists today use comparisons to describe and to explain, to generalise and to challenge generalisations, to critique and to create new concepts. In this multiplicity of often contradictory aims lie both the key challenge of anthropological comparison, and also its key strength. Matei Candea maps a path through that entangled conversation, providing a ground-up reassessment of the key conceptual issues at the heart of any form of anthropological comparison, whilst creating a bold charter for reconsidering the value of comparison in anthropology and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 365-383) and index.
LCCN 2018038849
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