Comparison as Conversation and Craft
AbstractThis essay argues that comparison as a method of study within religious studies is best thought of in two terms: conversation and craft. As a conversation, comparison has its own history, which has included several major shifts. At present, comparative work would benefit from addressing the fact that Euro-Americans dominate the comparative conversation. This dominance limits conversational data, topics, strategies, and participants. At risk is the relevance of comparative work within religious studies. As a craft, comparative work is creative and idiosyncratic, reflecting the apprenticeship lineage in which the comparative scholar has been trained as well as her individual personality. View Full-Text
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McClymond, K. Comparison as Conversation and Craft. Religions 2018, 9, 39.
McClymond K. Comparison as Conversation and Craft. Religions. 2018; 9(2):39.Chicago/Turabian Style
McClymond, Kathryn. 2018. "Comparison as Conversation and Craft." Religions 9, no. 2: 39.