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Sorting things out : classification and its consequences, Geoffrey C. Bowker, Susan Leigh Star

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Sorting things out : classification and its consequences
Title
Sorting things out
Title remainder
classification and its consequences
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey C. Bowker, Susan Leigh Star
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Sorting Things Out, Geoffrey C. Bowker and Susan Leigh Star explore the role of categories and standards in shaping the modern world. They investigate a variety of classification systems, including the International Classification of Diseases, the Nursing Interventions Classification, race classification under apartheid in South Africa, and the classification of viruses and of tuberculosis. The authors emphasize the role of invisibility in the process by which classification orders human interaction. They examine how categories are made and kept invisible, and how people can change this invisibility when necessary. They also explore systems of classification as part of the built information environment. Sorting Things Out has a moral agenda, for each standard and category valorizes some point of view and silences another. Standards and classifications produce advantage or suffering. Jobs are made and lost; some regions benefit at the expense of others. How these choices are made and how we think about that process are at the moral and political core of this work."--Jacket
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DLC
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Bowker, Geoffrey C
Dewey number
001/.01/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Star, Susan Leigh
Series statement
Inside technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Classification
  • Classification
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
Label
Sorting things out : classification and its consequences, Geoffrey C. Bowker, Susan Leigh Star
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-365) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : to classify is human -- Some tricks of the trade in analyzing classification -- The kindness of strangers : kinds and politics in classification systems -- The ICD as information infrastructure -- Classification, coding, and coordination -- Of tuberculosis and trajectories -- The case of race classification and reclassification under apartheid -- What a difference a name makes : the classification of nursing work -- Organisational forgetting, nursing knowledge, and classification -- Categorical work and boundary infrastructures : enriching theories of classification -- Why classifications matter
Control code
ocm41273009
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 377 pages
Isbn
9780262522953
Lccn
99026894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)41273009
Label
Sorting things out : classification and its consequences, Geoffrey C. Bowker, Susan Leigh Star
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-365) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : to classify is human -- Some tricks of the trade in analyzing classification -- The kindness of strangers : kinds and politics in classification systems -- The ICD as information infrastructure -- Classification, coding, and coordination -- Of tuberculosis and trajectories -- The case of race classification and reclassification under apartheid -- What a difference a name makes : the classification of nursing work -- Organisational forgetting, nursing knowledge, and classification -- Categorical work and boundary infrastructures : enriching theories of classification -- Why classifications matter
Control code
ocm41273009
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 377 pages
Isbn
9780262522953
Lccn
99026894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)41273009

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