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Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Consequences

ISBN-10: 0262024616

ISBN-13: 9780262024617

Edition: 1999

Authors: Geoffrey C. Bowker, Susan Leigh Star

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Description:

This book investigates a variety of classification systems that shape the modern world, including the Nursing Interventions Classification, the International Classification of Diseases, and race classification under apartheid in South Africa.
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Book details

List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 9/29/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 389
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: To Classify Is Human
Some Tricks of the Trade in Analyzing Classification
Classification and Large-Scale Infrastructures
The Kindness of Strangers: Kinds and Politics in Classification Systems
The ICD as Information Infrastructure
Classification, Coding, and Coordination
Classification and Biography, or System and Suffering
Of Tuberculosis and Trajectories
The Case of Race Classification and Reclassification under Apartheid
Classification and Work Practice
What Difference a Name Makes -- the Classification of Nursing Work
Organizational Forgetting, Nursing Knowledge, and Classification
The Theory and Practice of Classifications
Categorical Work and Boundary Infrastructures: Enriching Theories of Classification
Why Classifications Matter
Notes
References
Name Index
Subject Index