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The Resource Comparison in anthropology : the impossible method, Matei Candea, (electronic resource)

Comparison in anthropology : the impossible method, Matei Candea, (electronic resource)

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Comparison in anthropology : the impossible method
Title
Comparison in anthropology
Title remainder
the impossible method
Statement of responsibility
Matei Candea
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why and how do social and cultural anthropologists make comparisons? What problems do they encounter in doing so, and how might these be resolved? What, if anything, makes one comparison better than another? This book answers these questions by exploring the many ways in which, from the nineteenth century to the present day, comparative methods have been conceptualised and re-invented, praised and rejected, multiplied and unified. 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 re-assessment 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.--
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Candea, Matei
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • New departures in anthropology
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology
Label
Comparison in anthropology : the impossible method, Matei Candea, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108667609
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9781108667609
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 392 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108465045
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1076359766
Label
Comparison in anthropology : the impossible method, Matei Candea, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108667609
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9781108667609
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 392 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108465045
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1076359766

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