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Sorting Things Out Classification and Its ConseuencesIven in terms of everyday classifications And Standardizations However I Don standardizations however I don see how this would have bolstered their argument much In fact I think their ability to stay relatively focused in one field except for their chapter on racial classification is a strength of the work And with that said their chapter on racial classification stays within the their focus of the individual s relationship with codified codes and classifications What can I say This book is incredible Bowker and Star weave together their theories their empirical findings and their methodologies in a fluid intellectually dense manner They consistently remind us of what we have read and how they tie together as we forth For example at the end of their chapter on Tuberculosis they remind us how our readings of the ICD relate to the difficulties in capturing remind us of how our readings of the ICD relate to the difficulties in capturing disease that itself changes over time using tools that need to capture body in motion and one that has a profound temporal effect on the biography of the sufferer 194 My one and only critiue is their use of the work torue It seems odd and inconsistent with the rest of the book They never ground their use of the term I think any number of verbs could have been used in its place that would have worked just as well if not better I couldn t help but think about the unclassifiable attributes of a good nurse while I read this Sure there are codified attributes that can be listed on a chart such dexterity with an IV nowledge of drug interactions warm hands and a vile full of Demerol doesn t hurt their score However beyond that list there are indistinguishable traits that differentiate someone from simply good at their job to a true caregiver They are things that I cannot put on a list but I can feel in my heart Most of what is grand and divine in this world does not fit suarely into a clean box A partial history of ticking boxes and pigeon holing people and phenomena Half of this book deals with the constantly changing and ever complicated medical and nursing classifications This helps explain why people who have been diagnosed as terminally ill can be re classified as fit for work by social services Tells how classification of early AIDS sufferers was tailored to suit insurers and politicians The second half explains why South Africa s evil policy of Apartheid did so much harm and was doomed to fail It confirmed for me that there is no such thing as race Great book Read it as part of book club course called New Perspectives on Organizing at UC Berkeley School of Information Really important considerations about embedded values in infrastructure time as a constraint on organizing systems and offers many important examples of how information systems and classification causes either suffering or advantage depending on who is being classified Especially appreciated the perspective that we shouldn t practice classification without recognizing that carving nature at the joints is always going to end badly for someone Assigning things people or their actions to categories is a ubiuitous part of work in the modern bureaucratic world Categories in this sense arise from work and from other inds of organized activity including the conflicts over meaning that occur when multiple groups fight over the nature of a classification systems and its categoriesThe authors focus on classification of diseases for much of the book also touching on race work practices and boundaries within and surrounding classification schemes Underneath that is an exploration of the technology bureaucracy archives daily and historical practices that determine classification systems and are determined by classification systems You want access to the birth control pill in 20th century Spain Better hope your doctor will classify you as hypotensive because prophylactics were illegal but hypotensive medication a side use of the pill is a ok You want money to research the tropical diseases that are illing your neighbors Sorry Western researchers aren t interested so that s not listed as a category in the ICD which means you don t get grant funding Visiting apartheid South Africa as an African American woman Hope you don t need to use the airport restroom because there isn t one available to people in your categoryIt s like they took Kafka s The Trial and split the structure open to have a look inside the spoken the unspoken the visible the forgotten everything that makes up the thousands of little rules we live by fight against work around create anew It is no surprise a little dense in places but totally worth the effort And now that the idea of borderlands is fresh in my memory I think it s time for me to check out Gloria Anzalduathe sciences are very good at what they do the task of the philosopher is to The Film Club keep open and explore the spaces that otherwise would be left dark and unvisited because of their very success since new forms ofnowledge might arise out of these space. Hway permits and zoning decisions to tell a city's story the authors review archives of classification design to understand how decisions have been made Sorting Things Out has a moral agenda for each standard and category valorizes some point of view and silences another Standards and classifications produce advantage or suffering Jobs are made and lost; some regions benefit at the expense of others How these choices are made and how we think about that process are at the moral and political core of this work The book is an important empirical source for understanding the building of information infrastructure.

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Minology defining classification as a set of boxes into which things can be put to then do some ind of work 10 and standardization into which things can be put to then do some ind of work 10 and standardization agreed upon rules for the production of objectsspanning than one community of practice 13 But their examples will show that the real world does not fit into mutually exclusive boxes They then introduce us to the three sections they set out to explore classification and large scale infrastructure classification and biography and classification and work practice In the introduction they also present four methodological departure points which we can utilize to invert infrastructure so that we may study it deeplyThey emphasize that there is a moral component to this discussion because each category valorizes some point of view and silences another 5 One example they give is the decision of the US immigration and Naturalization Service to classify some races and classes as desirable for US residents and others as not resulted in a uota system that valued affluent people from northern and western Europe over those from Africa or South America 6 In addition to an overwhelming amount of information in need of classification there is also a blurring of social boundaries and identity when it comes to classifying humans and the work that they do In part I Bowker and Star focus on understanding the multifaceted interests and needs that went into the formation of the International Classification of Diseases an information infrastructure that is an invisible underpinning to medical practice 131 This international component is the first time we see the way in which globalization and the influx of diversity not only in commodities and culture but also in disease brought to the surface a need for standardization this standardization presents itself in the Aristotelian binary distinctions however Rosch s prototype theory is much accurate to reality But before we reach standardization there are often many wars that take place in the classification process and this is what they will address in these chapters Just as the bacteria and microbes harbingers of disease and death were invisible so too were the details of the classification systems defining everything from electric pulse rate to railroad cars everything in the built environment Keeping the theme of maintaining stability amidst a rapidly changing landscape part II focuses on human suffering built environment Keeping the theme of maintaining stability amidst a rapidly changing landscape part II focuses on human suffering occurs in trying to fit into the classification systems of chronic illness as well as racial classification under the apartheid in South Africa They theoretically pull from Max Weber who spoke of the iron cage of bureaucracy hemming in the lives of modern workers and families The cage formed by classification systems can be constraining in just this way 26 They use the term torue to mean a twisting of time lines that pull at each other and bend or twist both patient and biography and the process of metrication 27The focus shifts in part III to the topic of classification in work practices particularly those of the nurses who established the Nursing Intervention Classification In this section we see how nurses from Iowa feeling largely marginalized and underappreciated took the initiative to show that they were than a bed in a hospital formulating the initiative to show that they were than a bed in a hospital formulating long list of services nurses provide to the patient and doctor Striving to make their work visible the NIC is an attempt at a universal standardized tool with a common language at the same time its development and application is proceeding via managing and articulating the local and particular 254 They show how values policies and modes of practice become embedded in large information systems 230 They conclude this work by providing some theoretical foundations for their research findings They also strangely call the reader to action to move from being simply a critic and try to improve the built moral environment They advise us to recognize the political and ethical implications of infrastructure to maintain flexibility by eeping the voice of the classifier on record to be sensitive to exclusion and aware of the multiplicitous nature of classifications Naturally my reading of this was deeply personal however I think many people can relate with the alienation that comes with not fitting into an established category Bowker and Star are right in their bold claim that to classify is human We identify with those diseases on the list that just don t fit haven t we all felt at some point displaced and without a box to fit into There are small everyday certainties in my life that are blurred in the lives of others such as checking the box for Female on standardized forms As with Susan Leigh Star s piece The Ethnography of Infrastructure this not only provides a thorough account of classification and standardization but also informs us of how to approach future research into infrastructure studies Sure there is an extensive list of other examples they could have Tyle they investigate a variety of classification systems including the International Classification of Diseases the Nursing Interventions Classification race classification under apartheid in South Africa and the classification of viruses and of tuberculosisThe authors emphasize the role of invisibility in the process by which classification orders human interaction They examine how categories are made and ept invisible and how people can change this invisibility when necessary They also explore systems of classification as part of the built information environment Much as an urban historian would review hig. ,
If you classify things in any capacity in your life you MUST read this So I am fascinated with how brains sort and distinguishwell anything This So I am fascinated with how brains sort and distinguishwell anything This went a bit beyond the single brain but into ways multiple humans sort things to create a working order A lot of this book read like stereo instructions please now that reference but some was pretty interesting Some main focuses were health tuberculosis the apartheid holy fucking shit I barely new anything about the apartheid and what I read blew my mind and now I need to now depressing history nursing so yeah Not a wild read by any means but I Regret Nothing This Was nothing This was truly eye opening read One does not think that you are going to be finding a particularly engaging read when it comes to classification and at some points it honestly isn t But Bowker and Star do address the fact that their method at bottom is one that can be at time down right boring The book picks up though in its analyses from the ICD to tuberculosis lit reviews and cultural classifications of apartheid in a way that makes it that you have to feel on a personal level the effects of the classification that they are pointing out So what is the point Classification whether we like it or not is something that we do And we have been doing it misguidedly By not looking at the preexisting structures around us we miss the nuances that reveal so much about ourselves The biggest thing is that however much faith and lack of thought we give to them they are guiding every aspect of our lives This alone makes the book a worthwhile read But what Bowker and Star really do is go into the ethicalpolitical implications of these structures and try to find a way by which we could better organize the world so as to fully assimilate the monster and the cyborg as realities that we can t just push to the wayside It is about embracing our multiplicities Now I do have a uesiton Some of the new vocabulary that Bowker and Star propose to make this change is simply not there and so they themselves don t offer much of a starting point They simply say that it is needed But being aware of the problem can be just as important as trying to solve it and so as a descriptive analysis one should not expect from them a grand unifying theory This book is critical reading for anyone involved in any type of standardization classification or data modeling work We are moving toward a world where systems are inter connected than ever and it is classifications and standards that form the infrastructure for these systems Classifications are ubiuitous in the world around us and tend to implicitly shape the way we view our worldKey points that this book expands on in detail include Classification systems provide the mechanism for information to be shared between disparate communities of practice across space and time Classification systems create the infrastructure in the world around us and because of the tendency for infrastructures to disappear it normally takes effort to see them unless they break down Classification systems provide the mechanism for organizational memory Through this mechanism classification systems may be used to force the erasure of certain organizational memories All memory is generally filtered through a classification system The use of boundary objects and boundary infrastructures are critical to supporting multiple viewpoints within a system Boundary objects provide a way for individual communities of practice to form strong localized meaning of the object while still maintaining a shared generalized meaning between disparate communities of practice ie plasticity Classifications not only shape our view of the world they shape the way we act Eually as good pragmatists we now things perceived as real are real in their conseuences So even when people take classifications to be purely mental or purely formal they also mold their behavior to fit those conceptions Bowker Star p 53 There are always political moral and ethical forces that naturally shape the creation and maintenance of classification systems This dense volume tackles the delicate uestion posed by scientific nomenclatures as applied to diseases medical acts and causes of death Even in technical fields naming systems turn out to be surprisingly ad hoc reflecting and reinforcing an era s inherent biases The book was very interesting but hard to read It is very much an academic work which reads like other social science journal publications Indeed some sections follow articles the authors have published very closely A discipline has its own language that s fine but be aware what you get into The content and the ideas are fascinating as cla In Sorting Things Out Geoffrey Bowker and Susan Leigh Star make information infrastructure exciting They set out to answer what goes into making things seem effortless who does this work and what happens to the cases that do not fit First they introduce us to their ter. A revealing and surprising look at how classification systems can shape both worldviews and social interactionsWhat 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 infrastructuresIn Sorting Things Out Geoffrey C Bowker and Susan Leigh Star explore the role of categories and standards in shaping the modern world In a clear and lively


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