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Prejudices and Antipathies: A Tract on the LC Subject Heads Concerning People
     

Prejudices and Antipathies: A Tract on the LC Subject Heads Concerning People

by Sanford Berman
 

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First published in 1971 (by Scarecrow Press), Prejudices and Antipathies marked the opening salvo in the fight to rid the Library of Congress Subject Headings of bias. In the ensuing decades, many of its recommendations have been embraced. Progress has been made but problems persist.
The McFarland edition of 1993 includes corrections, a new foreword by

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First published in 1971 (by Scarecrow Press), Prejudices and Antipathies marked the opening salvo in the fight to rid the Library of Congress Subject Headings of bias. In the ensuing decades, many of its recommendations have been embraced. Progress has been made but problems persist.
The McFarland edition of 1993 includes corrections, a new foreword by Eric Moon, a new preface and an index.

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MSRRT Newsletter
provocative and sobering
From the Publisher
“Berman’s observations still resonate, stimulate and entertain.... All professional collections”—Library Journal; “a requisite purchase for educators and collection developers”—MultiCultural Review; “provocative and sobering”—MSRRT Newsletter; “a must-read...excellent”—Progressive Librarian.
Booknews
A revision of Berman's landmark 1971 challenge of library cataloging practices that reflect and further racial and cultural prejudices. Most librarians have revised their systems, but the Library of Congress still adheres to many of the same classifications. Sewn binding. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Library Journal
Berman's observations still resonate, stimulate and entertain.... All professional collections
MultiCultural Review
a requisite purchase for educators and collection developers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786493524
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/07/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
229
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Famed librarian Sanford Berman as written several books and numerous shorter works (“provocative”—Library Journal. He is the recipient of an American Library Association Honorary Membership (2004) and the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award (1996), and was named Minnesota Librarian of the Year in 1977.

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