Hegemonies in classification: an introduction

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Title: Hegemonies in classification: an introduction
Authors: Miscione, Gianluca
Landert, Daniela
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6038
Date: 2009
Abstract: Classifications serve as shared systems to organize and handle knowledge in a given domain. They act as infrastructures that "[enforce] a certain understanding of context, place, and time". We therefore look at classifications as being one of the means to "establish, maintain, and transform mechanisms of power", while these same mechanisms of power are at the same time deeply inscribed into classifications. This mutual dependency of power and classifications raises the question how changes in the roles of the actors who negotiate classifications affect and maybe challenge power relations and hegemonies in a wider sense.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Research Committee 25 of the International Sociological Association
Keywords: ClassificationInformation systemsBias
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
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