Hegemonies in classification: an introduction
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|Title:||Hegemonies in classification: an introduction||Authors:||Miscione, Gianluca
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6038||Date:||2009||Online since:||2014-10-13T10:12:02Z||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||Journal:||RC 25 Language and Society Newsletter||Issue:||6||Start page:||1||End page:||5||Keywords:||Classification; Information systems; Bias||Other versions:||http://www.crisaps.org/newsletter/winter2009/articles.htm||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
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