Subject Headings for Aboriginals: The Power of Naming

@article{Kam2007SubjectHF,
  title={Subject Headings for Aboriginals: The Power of Naming},
  author={D. Vanessa Kam},
  journal={Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America},
  year={2007},
  volume={26},
  pages={18 - 22}
}
  • D. Kam
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America
The Library of Congress (LC) classification system and subject headings are linguistic mega-phenomena. They attempt to classify and devise language to represent the world's cultures and its bodies of knowledge. Like other classification systems and hierarchical taxonomies, they are very much social constructs and, as such, reflect the world views of those who contribute to them. According to Hope Olson, the LC system of classifica tion emanates from Western traditions?namely Aristotle and his… 

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