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An impossible method? Agreeing to disagree about comparison in anthropology

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  • UserDr Matei Candea (Department of Social Anthropology and King's College, University of Cambridge)
  • ClockTuesday 19 February 2019, 17:45-19:15
  • HouseGatsby Room, Wolfson College.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Rachel E. Holmes.

Anthropology is often defined as an inherently comparative discipline. And yet anthropologists have historically had some trouble defining and agreeing upon what might constitute their comparative method. This talk examines the reasons for this seeming paradox, and suggests some solutions. In the process it asks what if anything this situation tells us about anthropology as a discipline and about comparison beyond anthropology.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Humanities Society talks series.

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