Sorting things out [electronic resource] : classification and its consequences / Geoffrey C. Bowker, Susan Leigh Star .

Author
Bowker, Geoffrey C. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1999.
Description
xii, 377 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

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Series
Inside technology [More in this series]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-365) and indexes.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Cambridge, MA : MIT, 2010. Available via World Wide Web.
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: To Classify Is Human -- 1. Some Tricks of the Trade in Analyzing Classification -- I. Classification and Large-Scale Infrastructures -- 2. The Kindness of Strangers: Kinds and Politics in Classification Systems -- 3. The ICD as Information Infrastructure -- 4. Classification, Coding, and Coordination -- II. Classification and Biography, or System and Suffering -- 5. Of Tuberculosis and Trajectories -- 6. The Case of Race Classification and Reclassification under Apartheid -- III. Classification and Work Practice -- 7. What Difference a Name Makes -- the Classification of Nursing Work -- 8. Organizational Forgetting, Nursing Knowledge, and Classification -- IV. The Theory and Practice of Classifications -- 9. Categorical Work and Boundary Infrastructures: Enriching Theories of Classification -- 10. Why Classifications Matter -- Notes -- References -- Name Index -- Subject Index.
ISBN
0262024616 (alk. paper)
LCCN
99026894
OCLC
41273009
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