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Book review: The filing cabinet: a vertical history of information by Craig Robertson

di Bella, Sam (2021) Book review: The filing cabinet: a vertical history of information by Craig Robertson. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (08 May 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In The Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information, Craig Robertson presents a history of the storage and circulation of documents in early-twentieth-century US offices, showing how the filing cabinet reconfigured office architecture, working conditions and the very definition of information. Revealing the unspooling consequences of the adoption of the filing cabinet by US business, this enjoyable and well-presented book will particularly appeal to researchers exploring media materialism, writes Sam di Bella.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2021 13:15
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2021 23:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111337

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