Memory Practices in the Sciences

Memory Practices in the Sciences

by Geoffrey C. Bowker
     
 

How the way we hold knowledge about the past—in books, in file folders, in databases—affects the kind of stories we tell about that past.See more details below

Overview

How the way we hold knowledge about the past—in books, in file folders, in databases—affects the kind of stories we tell about that past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262025898
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Series:
Inside Technology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey C. Bowker is Professor and Director of the Evoke Lab at the University of California, Irvine. He is the coauthor (with Susan Leigh Star) of Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences and the author of Memory Practices in the Sciences, both published by the MIT Press.

Table of Contents

1Synchronization of synchrony in the archive : geology and the 1830s35
2The empty archive : cybernetics and the 1960s75
3Databasing the world : biodiversity and the 2000s107
4The mnemonic deep : the importance of an unruly past137
5The local knowledge of a globalizing ethnos201

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