Superb book on ethnography of infrastructure,
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This review is from: Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences (Inside Technology Series) (Hardcover)
This book is a fascinating insight into the power and role of classification systems in our lives. An important contribution to science and technology studies, closely related to but not beholden to actor-network theory and a substantial contribution to the theorisation of boundary objects.
The conclusion feels weak and seeks to relate this idea (the boundary object) in a scatter-gun approach to lots of other theoretical frameworks e.g activity theory,community of practice and ANT. In this it feels wooly rather than directed at the end.
Essential reading if you are doing research on or around classification systems or standards of interoperability.