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Call No001.4 STON
TitleCounting : how we use numbers to decide what matters / Deborah Stone.
AuthorStone, Deborah, author.
CollectionNEW: Adult 000-099
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
 Paris-Bourbon30053003306738001.4 STON11/18/2020 Available

Catalog Details

Personal Name Stone, Deborah, author.
Title Statement Counting : how we use numbers to decide what matters / Deborah Stone.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]
Physical Description xvi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-274) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Prologue: of two minds -- There's no such thing as a raw number -- How a number comes to be -- How we know what a number means -- How numbers get their clout -- How counting changes hearts and minds -- The ethics of counting.
Summary, Etc. "The best-selling author of Policy Paradox, a classic on politics, delivers a pathbreaking work on the simple act of counting. Early in her extraordinary career, Deborah Stone wrote Policy Paradox, a landmark work on politics. Now, in Counting, she revolutionizes how we approach numbers and shows how counting shapes the way we see the world. Most of us think of counting as a skill so basic that we see numbers as objective, indisputable facts. Not so, says Stone. In this playful-yet-probing work, Stone reveals the inescapable link between quantifying and classifying, and explains how counting determines almost every facet of our lives-from how we are evaluated at work to how our political opinions are polled to whether we get into college or even out of prison. But numbers, Stone insists, need not rule our lives. Especially in this age of big data, Stone's work is a pressing and spirited call to reclaim our authority over numbers, and to take responsibility for how we use them"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Statistics Social aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Counting Social aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Measurement Social aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Evaluation Social aspects.

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