Document (#23607)

Author
Olson, H.A.
Title
Difference, culture and change : the untrapped potential of LCSH
Source
The LCSH century: one hundred years with the Library of Congress Subject Headings system. Ed.: A.T. Stone
Imprint
New York : Haworth Press
Year
2000
Pages
S.53-71
Series
Cataloging and classification quarterly; vol.29, nos.1/2
Abstract
The Library of Congress Subject Headings have traditionally attempted to reflect reality neutrally. The result is bias in representing cultural margins. While neutrality is one of the ethical stances espoused by librarianship, another is universal and equitable access to information for the betterment of humanity. This paper views LCSH as a potential tool for cultural change using Homi Bhabha's postcolonial concept of a Third Space as a model. LCSH functions as a Third Space where the meanings of documents are constructed and enunciated for library users. Therefore, it is in LCSH that there is potential for instigating change
Theme
Verbale Doksprachen für präkombinierte Einträge
Object
LCSH
Location
USA

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