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Unformatted text preview: 6. Is the author making a comparative argument (between different historical moments, contexts, nations, empires, cultures, etc.), or one that is particular to a specific context? 7. Is the author’s approach diachronic (tracing change in something over time) or synchronic (examining one or more objects at a particular moment in time)? 8. What discipline or disciplines are invoked by the author, either explicitly or implicitly (e.g. history, sociology, economics, literary studies, political science, anthropology, etc.)? 9. What key words can you associate with this perspective, and can you give this approach a label ? 10. What are the limits or critiques of this perspective? Mitchell/Hitchhiker’s Guide/Spring 2012...
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- Spring '12
- Sociology, Ringmar, central organizing question