Are We Comparing Yet?

On Standards, Justice, and Incomparability

Debates about the possibility of an open culture – or indeed about the possibility of an open debate about the openness of culture – often turn on questions of standards. But since no benchmark can be absolute, judgement is a proliferation of comparisons.

Through a series of case studies in everyday and academic comparison (literature, history, politics, philosophy), Haun Saussy calls out the typical vices of comparison and proposes ways to unseat them. For however much it is abused, distorted, and manipulated, comparison retains an essential link to the idea of justice.

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2019-10-27, ca. 140 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4977-2

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Author(s)
Haun Saussy
Book title
Are We Comparing Yet? On Standards, Justice, and Incomparability
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 140
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4977-2
Commodity Group
1562
BIC-Code
DSB JFC HBTB
BISAC-Code
LIT000000 SOC022000 HIS054000
THEMA-Code
DSB JBCC NHTB
Release date
2019-10-27
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Literatur
Readership
Comparative Literature, History, Ethics, Cultural Studies, Anthropology
Keywords/Tags
Comparison, Ethics, History, Eurocentrism, Critique, Literature, Culture, General Literature Studies, Cultural Theory, Cultural History, Cultural Studies, Bielefeld University Press

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