The Kitchen Sisters Present

108 - The Dark Side of the Dewey Decimal System

22:20 | Jan 22nd, 2019

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Melvil Dewey, the father of library science and the inventor of the most popular library classification system in the world, was a known racist and serial sexual harasser. Forced out of the American L...Show More


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mm recommended:Apr 21st, 2019

Fascinating look into the Dewey Decimal system and Melvil Dewey himself. Interesting arguments for and against the system, because Dewey was a racist and sexist and so his classification system reflected that and the times he lived in.

danny recommended:Feb 3rd, 2019

Oh, I didn't know much about the Dewey Decimal System. Good info, even though Dewey seems like a jerk.

mmFeb 24th, 2019

@danny After your comment, I can’t go to the library and not think β€œDewey seems like a jerk” when I look at the numbers on the book spine. Thanks. πŸ˜’

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