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.
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.
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|1||Synchronization of synchrony in the archive : geology and the 1830s||35|
|2||The empty archive : cybernetics and the 1960s||75|
|3||Databasing the world : biodiversity and the 2000s||107|
|4||The mnemonic deep : the importance of an unruly past||137|
|5||The local knowledge of a globalizing ethnos||201|
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