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Memory practices in the sciences

Author: Geoffrey C Bowker
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
Series: Inside technology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ways we hold knowledge about the past shapes how we tell stories about it. Bowker looks at the relation of our information structures to our information and maintains that over the past 200 years information technology has converged with the nature and production of scientific knowledge.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bowker, Geoffrey C.
Memory practices in the sciences.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)664547029
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey C Bowker
ISBN: 0262025892 9780262025898 9780262524896 0262524899
OCLC Number: 60776866
Awards: Winner of Awarded "Best Information Book 2006" by the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS& T) 2006
Description: xi, 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Synchronization and synchrony in the archive : geology and the 1830s --
The empty archives : cybernetics and the 1960s --
Databasing the world : biodiversity and the 2000s --
The mnemonic deep : the importance of an unruly past --
The local knowledge of a globalizing ethnos.
Series Title: Inside technology.
Responsibility: Geoffrey C. Bowker.
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The ways we hold knowledge about the past shapes how we tell stories about it. Bowker looks at the relation of our information structures to our information and maintains that over the past 200 years information technology has converged with the nature and production of scientific knowledge.

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