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Classification as Catachresis: Double Binds of Representing Difference with Semiotic Infrastructure.

dc.contributor.authorPoirier, Lindsay
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-15T17:38:15Z
dc.date.available2022-02-15T17:38:15Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.issued2019-09-01
dc.identifier.other29
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13015/4153
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.cjc-online.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/3455
dc.descriptionCanadian Journal of Communications
dc.descriptionpages 357 - 367
dc.description.abstractBackground This article explores the results of a three-year ethnographic study of how semiotic infrastructures—or digital standards and frameworks such as taxonomies, schemas, and ontologies that encode the meaning of data—are designed. Analysis It examines debates over best practices in semiotic infrastructure design, such as how much complexity adopted languages should characterize versus how restrictive they should be. It also discusses political and pragmatic considerations that impact what and how information is represented in an information system. Conclusion and implications This article suggests that all databased representations are forms of data power, and that examining semiotic infrastructure design provides insight into how culturally informed conceptions of difference structure how we access knowledge about our social and material worlds.
dc.publisherCanadian Journal of Communications
dc.relation.ispartofseries44
dc.relation.ispartofseries3
dc.titleClassification as Catachresis: Double Binds of Representing Difference with Semiotic Infrastructure.
dc.titleClassification as Catachresis: Double Binds of Representing Difference with Semiotic Infrastructure.


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