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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)

Hardcover:

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.

Paperback:

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)

Hardcover:

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: This is one of the first collections exploring the range of cultural practices associated with the design and use of computing. Against the background of the "information revolution", the volume shows how people come to computers as learners, artists, teachers, designers, gatekeepers, or scientists...read more
By Susan Leigh Star (editor)

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9780631192824 | Blackwell Pub, October 5, 1995, cover price $42.95 | About this edition: This is one of the first collections exploring the range of cultural practices associated with the design and use of computing.

This collection of articles provides a comprehensive overview of personal and public issues related to social change and how they shape scientific and technical knowledge. Ecologies of Knowledge provides a comprehensive overview of issues relating to work, politics, and the latest perspectives on the role of materials, feminism, "nonhumans", and work practices as shaping scientific and technical knowledge. In addition to theoretical contributions, the authors cover biotechnology, computing, representations and space, aerospace engineering, and a variety of ethical perspectives and controversies in these domains.
By Susan Leigh Star (editor)

Hardcover:

9780791425657 | State Univ of New York Pr, August 1, 1995, cover price $54.50

Paperback:

9780791425664 | State Univ of New York Pr, August 1, 1995, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: This collection of articles provides a comprehensive overview of personal and public issues related to social change and how they shape scientific and technical knowledge.

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Product Description: What is the relationship between scientific work and scientific theories? Are facts discovered or constructed? This book answers these questions in a novel manner. Early in the 1870s, and handful of London medical researchers - surgeons, pathologists, physiologists, and neurologists - envisioned a map of the brain that would match specific parts of the brain with unique, discrete functions (such as speech)...read more

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9780804716734 | 25 edition (Stanford Univ Pr, November 1, 1989), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: What is the relationship between scientific work and scientific theories?

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