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Standards and their stories : how quantifying, classifying, and formalizing practices shape everyday life / edited by Martha Lampland and Susan Leigh Star
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HD62 .S785 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Standardization -- Social aspects
Measurement -- Social aspects
Classification -- Social aspects
Physical Description xiii, 244 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-233) and index
Contents Reckoning with standards / Susan Leigh Star and Martha Lampland -- Beyond the standard human? / Steven Epstein -- Age in standards and standards for age: institutionalizing chronological age as biographical necessity / Judith Treas -- Double standards: the history of standardizing humans in modern life insurance / Martin Lengwiler -- Classifying laborers: instinct, property, and the psychology of productivity in Hungary (1920-1956) / Martha Lampland -- Metadata standards: trajectories and enactment in the life of an ontolgy / Florence Millerand and Geoffrey C. Bowker -- ASCII imperialism / Daniel Pargman and Jacob Palme
Series Cornell paperbacks
Alternate Author Lampland, Martha, 1952-
Star, Susan Leigh, 1954-

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