Classification

Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences

Author: 
Geoffrey C. Bowker and Susan Leigh Star
Publisher: 
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press
Publication Date: 
2000
ISBN: 
0-262-52295-0

paper, 377 p., $17.953

Why is classification important? To begin to understand the nature of the world, we need to understand how diverse the world is — whether the categories are plants, books, minerals or people. As authors Geoffrey C. Bowker and Susan Leigh Star plainly put it, "To classify is human."

Volume: 
3
Number: 
4
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