Classify and Label: The Unintended Marginalization of Social Groups

2015.05.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Matt L. Drabek, Classify and Label: The Unintended Marginalization of Social Groups, Lexington Books, 2014, 146pp., $80.00 (hbk),
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2015.05.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Matt L. Drabek, Classify and Label: The Unintended Marginalization of Social Groups, Lexington Books, 2014, 146pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780739179758. Reviewed by Saray Ayala, San Francisco State University The aim of Matt Drabek's book is to show that classifying activities and people can contribute to the marginalization of social groups. In the introduction the author promises to analyze the classificatory practices that we engage in both in our everyday conversations and in the professional practice of science, especially social science. In particular, he aims to provide an analysis of the interaction that occurs between the classification and the classified (i.e., how people change as an effect of classification, and how the classificatory practices change as an effect of people's reactions to them). The book begins by considering the classification of activities, and how this can bring about. . .

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