Shameless self-promotion: A book that might be of interest for comparativists amongst you. Apologies for cross-posting.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2019
Revisiting critical debates and examining reflections in other disciplines, this book proposes a model of comparison for the study of religion that is based on a thorough epistemological analysis and that takes both the scholar's situatedness and agency seriously. Examining numerous examples of comparative studies, Considering Comparison develops a methodological framework for conducting and evaluating such studies. Freiberger suggests a comparative approach - which he calls discourse comparison - that confronts the omnipresent risks of decontextualization, essentialization, and universalization.
Dr. Oliver Freiberger
Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Religious Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Asian Studies
120 Inner Campus Dr Stop G9300
Austin, Texas 78712-1251