(E–pub READ) Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences

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Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences

Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences review É 100 Geoffrey C. Bowker õ 0 review Tyle 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 tuberculosisThe 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 Much as an urban historian would review hig. Great book Read it as part of book club course called New Perspectives on Organizing at UC Berkeley School of Information Really important considerations about embedded values in infrastructure time as a constraint on organizing systems and offers many important examples of how information systems and classification causes either suffering or advantage depending on who is being classified Especially appreciated the perspective that we shouldn t practice classification without recognizing that carving nature at the joints is always going to end badly for someone

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Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences review É 100 Geoffrey C. Bowker õ 0 review A revealing and surprising look at how classification systems can shape both worldviews and social interactionsWhat do a seventeenth century mortality table whose causes of death include fainted in a bath frighted and itch; the identification of South Africans during apartheid as European Asian colored or black; and the separation of machine from hand washables have in common All are examples of classification the scaffolding of information infrastructuresIn Sorting Things Out Geoffrey C Bowker and Susan Leigh Star explore the role of categories and standards in shaping the modern world In a clear and lively s. Assigning things people or their actions to categories is a ubiuitous part of work in the modern bureaucratic world Categories in this sense arise from work and from other kinds of organized activity including the conflicts over meaning that occur when multiple groups fight over the nature of a classification systems and its categoriesThe authors focus on classification of diseases for much of the book also touching on race work practices and boundaries within and surrounding classification schemes Underneath that is an exploration of the technology bureaucracy archives daily and historical practices that determine classification systems and are determined by classification systems You want access to the birth control pill in 20th century Spain Better hope your doctor will classify you as hypotensive because prophylactics were illegal but hypotensive medication a side use of the pill is a ok You want money to research the tropical diseases that are killing your neighbors Sorry Western researchers aren t interested so that s not listed as a category in the ICD which means you don t get grant funding Visiting apartheid South Africa as an African American woman Hope you don t need to use the airport restroom because there isn t one available to people in your categoryIt s like they took Kafka s The Trial and split the structure open to have a look inside the spoken the unspoken the visible the forgotten everything that makes up the thousands of little rules we live by fight against work around create anew It is no surprise a little dense in places but totally worth the effort And now that the idea of borderlands is fresh in my memory I think it s time for me to check out Gloria Anzalduathe sciences are very good at what they do the task of the philosopher is to keep open and explore the spaces that otherwise would be left dark and unvisited because of their very success since new forms of knowledge might arise out of these spaces

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Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences review É 100 Geoffrey C. Bowker õ 0 review Hway permits and zoning decisions to tell a city's story the authors review archives of classification design to understand how decisions have been made 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 The book is an important empirical source for understanding the building of information infrastructure. A partial history of ticking boxes and pigeon holing people and phenomena Half of this book deals with the constantly changing and ever complicated medical and nursing classifications This helps explain why people who have been diagnosed as terminally ill can be re classified as fit for work by social services Tells how classification of early AIDS sufferers was tailored to suit insurers and politicians The second half explains why South Africa s evil policy of Apartheid did so much harm and was doomed to fail It confirmed for me that there is no such thing as race


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    Geoffrey C. Bowker õ 0 review (E–pub READ) Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences This book is critical reading for anyone involved in any type of standardization classification or data modeling

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    Geoffrey C. Bowker õ 0 review Free read Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Geoffrey C. Bowker (E–pub READ) Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences Assigning things people or their actions to categories is a ubiuitous part of work in the modern bureaucratic world Categories in this sense arise from work and from other kinds of organized activity including the conflicts over meaning that occur when multiple groups fight over the nature of a classification systems and its categoriesThe authors focus on classification of diseases for much of the book also touching o

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    (E–pub READ) Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences Free read Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Geoffrey C. Bowker Geoffrey C. Bowker õ 0 review In Sorting Things Out Geoffrey Bowker and Susan Leigh Star make information infrastructure exciting They set out to answer what goes into making things seem effortless who does this work and what happens to the cases that do not fit?

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    Geoffrey C. Bowker õ 0 review Free read Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Geoffrey C. Bowker Read & Download Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences This was a truly eye opening read One does not think that you are going to be finding a particularly engaging read when i

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    (E–pub READ) Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences Read & Download Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences Great book Read it as part of book club course called New Perspectives on Organizing at UC Berkeley School of Information Really important considerations about embedded values in infrastructure time as a constraint on organizing systems and offers many important examples of how information systems and classification causes either suffering or advantage depending on who is being classified Especially appreciated the per

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    (E–pub READ) Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences The book was very interesting but hard to read It is very much an academic work which reads like other social science journal publications Ind

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    (E–pub READ) Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences So I am fascinated with how brains sort and distinguishwell anything This book went a bit beyond the single brain but into ways multiple humans sort things to create a working order A lot of this book read like stereo instructions please know that reference but some was pretty interesting Some main focuses were health tuberculosis the apartheid holy fucking shit I barely knew anything about the apartheid and what I read blew my mi

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    Free read Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Geoffrey C. Bowker (E–pub READ) Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences A partial history of ticking boxes and pigeon holing people and phenomena Half of this book deals with the constantly changing and ever complicated medical and nursing classifications This helps explain why people who have been diagnosed as terminally ill can be re classified as 'fit for work' by social services

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    (E–pub READ) Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences Free read Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Geoffrey C. Bowker This dense volume tackles the delicate uestion posed by scientific nomenclatures as applied to diseases medical acts and causes of death Even in technical fields naming systems turn out to be surprisingly ad hoc reflecting and reinforcing an era’s inherent biases

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    Read & Download Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences (E–pub READ) Sorting Things Out Classification and Its Conseuences Free read Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Geoffrey C. Bowker If you classify things in any capacity in your life you MUST read this

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