fredag, juni 03, 2016

Classification systems are standardized in almost every field, but the politics of their development and standardization are highly charged. An entire worldview is embodied in a classification system, and this can mean that it serves the interests of one group and not another, or that it replicates traditional patterns of exploitation or cultural domination. A sensitivity to these issues is not only important, but enlightening in its own right, since the cross-cultural or cross-constituency perspective demonstrates the power of classification systems, but also, our blindspots.
- Johanna Drucker in her Intro to Digital Humanities DH101 

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