Hvorfor ikke sammenligne?

  • Susan Stanford Friedman Wisconsin-Madison Universitet
Nøgleord: komparatisme;samstilling;sidestilling;collage;kontrapunktisk;relationel;komparation;sammenligning

Resumé

This article gives a critical overview over risks inherent in comparison, –risks of inequality between the two compared phenomena, the risk of using a normative standard, derived from one work or context for the evaluation of another work or another context, the risk of reducing the uniqueness of a work to generic or topical dimensions etc. However, the article moves on to make a strong argument for the necessity of comparison. It suggests the development of a more dynamic, dialectic and relational form of comparison. The article argues that any comparison is full of contradictory movements and therefore argues that a modern comparative method should focus on incommensurable juxtapositions, on contrapuntal opposition and reciprocity.

Forfatterbiografi

Susan Stanford Friedman, Wisconsin-Madison Universitet

Susan Stanford Friedman, dr. phil., Professor, Engelsk og Kvindestudier, Wisconsin-Madison Universitet. Har senest udgivet Contemporary Revolutions: Turning Back to the Future in 21st-Century Literature and Art. Bloomsbury, 2018, Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time. Columbia UP, 2015, Medredaktør af Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses. Johns Hopkins UP, 2013.

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Publiceret
2019-06-11
Citation/Eksport
Friedman, S. (2019). Hvorfor ikke sammenligne?. K&K - Kultur Og Klasse, 47(127), 11-28. https://doi.org/10.7146/kok.v47i127.114742