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Product Description: This book marks an important contribution to the fascinating debate on the role that information infrastructures and boundary objects play in contemporary life, bringing to the fore the concern of how cooperation across different groups is enabled, but also constrained, by the material and immaterial objects connecting them...read more
By Geoffrey C. Bowker (foreword by)

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9781443866552 | Cambridge Scholars Pub, November 1, 2014, cover price $90.95 | About this edition: This book marks an important contribution to the fascinating debate on the role that information infrastructures and boundary objects play in contemporary life, bringing to the fore the concern of how cooperation across different groups is enabled, but also constrained, by the material and immaterial objects connecting them.
9780415013109, titled "Moral Knowledge" | Routledge, January 1, 1989, cover price $39.50 | also contains Moral Knowledge | About this edition: Can there be such a thing as moral knowledge?

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Product Description: How the way we hold knowledge about the past―in books, in file folders, in databases―affects the kind of stories we tell about the past.The way we record knowledge, and the web of technical, formal, and social practices that surrounds it, inevitably affects the knowledge that we record...read more

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9780262025898 | Mit Pr, March 30, 2006, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Winner, 2007 Ludwig Fleck Prize given by the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S).

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9780262524896 | Mit Pr, April 30, 2008, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: How the way we hold knowledge about the past―in books, in file folders, in databases―affects the kind of stories we tell about the past.

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Product Description: A revealing and surprising look at how classification systems can shape both worldviews and social interactions.What 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 infrastructures...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780262024617 | Mit Pr, October 22, 1999, cover price $13.75 | About this edition: Classification systems and their role in shaping philosophy and social interactions are explored in this unique analysis of human infrastructures.

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9780262522953 | Mit Pr, August 28, 2000, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A revealing and surprising look at how classification systems can shape both worldviews and social interactions.

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Product Description: This book is the first to directly address the question of how to bridge what has been termed the "great divide" between the approaches of systems developers and those of social scientists to computer supported cooperative work--a question that has been vigorously debated in the systems development literature...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Geoffrey C. Bowker (editor), Les Gasser (editor), Susan Leigh Star (editor) and William Turner (editor)

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9780805824025 | Psychology Pr, September 1, 1997, cover price $165.00 | About this edition: This book is the first to directly address the question of how to bridge what has been termed the "great divide" between the approaches of systems developers and those of social scientists to computer supported cooperative work--a question that has been vigorously debated in the systems development literature.

Paperback:

9780805824032, titled "Social Science, Technical Systems, and Cooperative Work: Beyond the Great Divide" | Psychology Pr, July 1, 1997, cover price $83.95 | About this edition: This book is the first to directly address the question of how to bridge what has been termed the "great divide" between the approaches of systems developers and those of social scientists to computer supported cooperative work--a question that has been vigorously debated in the systems development literature.

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Product Description: In this engaging account, Geoffrey Bowker reveals how Schlumberger devised a method of testing potential oil fields, produced a rhetoric, and secured a position that allowed it to manipulate the definition of what a technology is...read more

Hardcover:

9780262023672 | Mit Pr, February 4, 1994, cover price $8.75 | About this edition: In this engaging account, Geoffrey Bowker reveals how Schlumberger devised a method of testing potential oil fields, produced a rhetoric, and secured a position that allowed it to manipulate the definition of what a technology is.

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