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

DiBella, Sam (2021) Book review: The filing cabinet: a vertical history of information by Craig Robertson. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (02 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. The Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information. Craig Robertson. University of Minnesota Press. 2021.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 11:45
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111412

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