Book review: The invisible infrastructure of standards

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Gorur, Radhika (2012) Book review: The invisible infrastructure of standards. Critical Studies in Education, 54 (2). pp. 132-142. ISSN 1750-8487 (print) 1750-8495 (online)


This is a 'review essay' of three books: (1) Standards: recipes for reality , by Lawrence Busch, Cambridge and London, The MIT Press, 2011, 390 pp., $23.99 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-262-01638-4 ---(2) The gold standard: the challenge of evidence-based medicine and standardization in health care, by Stefan Timmermans and Marc Berg, Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 2003, 269 pp., $25.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-59213-188-4 ---(3) Standards and their stories: how quantifying, classifying, and formalizing practices shape everyday life , edited by Martha Lampland and Susan Leigh Star, Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press, 2009, 244 pp., $22.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-8014-7461-3

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DOI 10.1080/17508487.2012.736871
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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Historical > SEO Classification > 9305 Education and Training Systems
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Keywords ResPubID25628, standards, standardisation, education policy, medical practice, sociology, equity, critique, assessments
Citations in Scopus 19 - View on Scopus
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