How Things Count As the Same : Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor

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    • Abstract:
      In their third book together, Adam B. Seligman and Robert P. Weller address a seemingly simple question: What counts as the same? Given the myriad differences that divide one individual from another, why do we recognize anyone as somehow sharing a common fate with us? For that matter, how do we live in harmony with groups who may not share the sense of a common fate? Such relationships lie at the heart of the problems of pluralism that increasingly face so much of the world today. Note that'counting as'the same differs from'being'the same. Counting as the same is not an empirical question about how much or how little one person shares with another or one event shares with a previous event. Nothing is actually the same. That is why, as humans, we construct sameness all the time. In the process, of course, we also construct difference. Creating sameness and difference leaves us with the perennial problem of how to live with difference instead of seeing it as a threat. How Things Count as the Same suggests that there are multiple ways in which we can count things as the same, and that each of them fosters different kinds of group dynamics and different sets of benefits and risks for the creation of plural societies. While there might be many ways to understand how people construct sameness, three stand out as especially important and form the focus of the book's analysis: Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780190888718. 9780190888725. 9780190888732.
    • Accession Number:
      1038480350
    • Accession Number:
      1918206
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    • ABNT:
      SELIGMAN, A. B.; WELLER, R. P. How Things Count As the Same : Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2019. ISBN 9780190888718. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1918206. Acesso em: 19 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Seligman AB, Weller RP. How Things Count As the Same : Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1918206. Accessed January 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      Seligman, A. B., & Weller, R. P. (2019). How Things Count As the Same : Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1918206
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Seligman, Adam B., and Robert P. Weller. 2019. How Things Count As the Same : Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1918206.
    • Harvard:
      Seligman, A. B. and Weller, R. P. (2019) How Things Count As the Same : Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1918206 (Accessed: 19 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Seligman, AB & Weller, RP 2019, How Things Count As the Same : Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, viewed 19 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Seligman, Adam B., and Robert P. Weller. How Things Count As the Same : Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor. Oxford University Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1918206.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Seligman, Adam B., and Robert P. Weller. How Things Count As the Same : Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1918206.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Seligman AB, Weller RP. How Things Count As the Same : Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor [Internet]. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1918206