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The Resource Deflating information : from science studies to documentation, Bernd Frohmann, (electronic resource)

Deflating information : from science studies to documentation, Bernd Frohmann, (electronic resource)

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Deflating information : from science studies to documentation
Title
Deflating information
Title remainder
from science studies to documentation
Statement of responsibility
Bernd Frohmann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is disseminating information the main purpose of scholarly scientific literature? Recent work in science studies signals a shift of emphasis from conceptual to material sources, from thinking to doing, and from representing the world to intervening in it. Scientific knowledge production is no longer seen as a process of seeking, collecting, organizing, and processing abstract elements, but instead one of assembling the many different material 'bits and pieces' of scientific culture in order to make things work. In Deflating Information, Bernd Frohmann draws on recent work in the social studies of science, finding the most significant material in the coordination of research work, the stabilization of matters of fact, and the manufacture of objectivity. Arguing for a 'deflationary' account of information, Frohmann challenges the central concept of information studies, thereby laying a foundation for a documentalist approach to emerging issues in the field
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Frohmann, Bernd
Dewey number
306.4/2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Documentation
  • Information science
  • Science
  • Documentation
  • Sciences de l'information
  • Sciences
Label
Deflating information : from science studies to documentation, Bernd Frohmann, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-301) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: From information to documentation -- Epistemic narratives of the social life of science -- Scientists and other information users -- Epistemology versus practice -- Studies of scientific practices -- Literary technologies of science -- Documenting universality -- Documenting stability
Control code
ocn666903943
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442673779
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666903943
Label
Deflating information : from science studies to documentation, Bernd Frohmann, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-301) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: From information to documentation -- Epistemic narratives of the social life of science -- Scientists and other information users -- Epistemology versus practice -- Studies of scientific practices -- Literary technologies of science -- Documenting universality -- Documenting stability
Control code
ocn666903943
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442673779
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666903943

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