Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences by Geoffrey Bowker and Susan Leigh Star
Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences by Geoffrey Bowker and Susan Leigh Star (MIT Press / 1999)
'In 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 style, 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 tuberculosis. The authors emphasise 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.'
Hardback in very good condition with clean, unmarked pages which are free from notes and underlining and only light signs of shelfwear to dustjacket.