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Memory Practices in the Sciences

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ISBN-10: 0262524899

ISBN-13: 9780262524896

Edition: 2008

Authors: Geoffrey C. Bowker, Wiebe E. Bijker, W. Bernard Carlson, Trevor Pinch

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Winner, 2007 Ludwig Fleck Prize given by the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). and Awarded "Best Information Book 2006" by the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). The way we record knowledge, and the web of technical, formal, and social practices that surrounds it, inevitably affects the knowledge that we record. The ways we hold knowledge about the past--in handwritten manuscripts, in printed books, in file folders, in databases--shape the kind of stories we tell about that past. In this lively and erudite look at the relation of our information infrastructures to our information, Geoffrey Bowker examines how, over the past two hundred years,…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.06" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Geoffrey C. Bowker is Regis and Dianne McKenna Chair and Executive Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University.

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