Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

3. Comparison and the Production of Knowledge

Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

Thomas Carrico [+-]
Florida State University
Thomas J. Carrico, Jr. is a PhD candidate at Florida State University’s Department of Religion. Focusing on the matchstick industry in Victorian England, Carrico’s dissertation elucidates social, political, and economic constraints on moral reasoning, especially in response to industrial disease.

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This response uses debates within comparative religious ethics to elucidate the institutional elements of comparative scholarship. Utilizing Karl Marx’s distinction between abstract and concrete labor, I argue for a more explicit differentiation between comparison as a methodology and comparison as a discipline or formal field of study.

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Carrico, Thomas. 3. Comparison and the Production of Knowledge. Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 47-53 Sep 2018. ISBN 9781781795682. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34421. Date accessed: 21 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34421. Sep 2018

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