Liberating Comparisons? Reconsidering comparative approaches
Liberating Comparisons starts from the premise that comparative approaches are a potentially powerful means of disrupting and deepening our understandings of the world, pushing us to adapt existing theories and build new ones. In order to realise this potential, however, we need to think critically about the terms of our comparisons and how we pursue them. Only then will comparative approaches be able to break out of the ‘epistemic enclosure’ (Munshi 2017) – the constrained ways of thinking – that they may, otherwise, reinforce.
Author affiliationSchool of media, Communication and Sociology, University of Leicester
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