By Rita Felski,Susan Stanford Friedman

Writing and educating throughout cultures and disciplines makes the act of comparability inevitable. Comparative conception and strategies of comparative literature and cultural anthropology have permeated the arts as they have interaction extra centrally with the cultural flows and stream of prior and current globalization. How do students make ethically and politically in charge comparisons with out assuming that their very own values and norms are the normal during which different cultures could be measured?

Comparison expands upon a unique factor of the magazine New Literary History, which analyzed theories and methodologies of comparability. Six new essays from senior students of transnational and postcolonial reviews supplement the unique ten items. The paintings of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Ella Shohat, Robert Stam, R. Radhakrishnan, Bruce Robbins, Ania Loomba, Haun Saussy, Linda Gordon, Walter D. Mignolo, Shu-mei Shih, and Pheng Cheah are integrated with contributions by way of anthropologists Caroline B. Brettell and Richard Handler. ancient classes mentioned variety from the early smooth to the modern and realms that surround the globe. finally, Comparison argues for the significance of larger self-reflexivity in regards to the politics and strategies of comparability in educating and in research.

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