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Metrická společnost

Metrická společnost

O kvantifikaci sociálna

[The Metric Society: On the Quantification of the Social]

Mau, Steffen

subjects: media and communications
series: New Media Studies

paperback, 196 pp., 1. edition
translation: Petříček, Jan
published: march 2022
ISBN: 978-80-246-4960-3
recommended price: 280 czk

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summary

The ubiquitous language of evaluation and scoring has fundamentally altered our perception of values and status. The rise of quantification has created and strengthened the social hierarchy and has changed qualitative differences into quantitative inequalities. Even though the original intention might have been to build trust and transparency, Steffen Mau shows how in actuality metrics have become a form a social determination. This current analysis of the cancerous influence of quantification will engage students and scientists across the social sciences, just as everyone else who is interested in the cult of numbers and its impact on our lives and contemporary society.

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