Queering the Catalog: Queer Theory and the Politics of Correction

@article{Drabinski2013QueeringTC,
  title={Queering the Catalog: Queer Theory and the Politics of Correction},
  author={Emily Drabinski},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  year={2013},
  volume={83},
  pages={94 - 111}
}
Critiques of hegemonic library classification structures and controlled vocabularies have a rich history in information studies. This project has pointed out the trouble with classification and cataloging decisions that are framed as objective and neutral but are always ideological and worked to correct bias in library structures. Viewing knowledge organization systems from a queer perspective, however, challenges the idea that classification and subject language can ever be finally corrected… 

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