Boundaries of Privacy / Edition 1

Boundaries of Privacy / Edition 1

by Sandra Petronio, Irwin Altman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791455165

ISBN-13: 9780791455166

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Explores new ways to think about privacy and disclosure.

Offering a practical theory for why people make decisions about revealing and concealing private information, Boundaries of Privacy taps into everyday problems in our personal relationships, our health concerns, and our work to investigate the way we manage our private lives. Petronio argues that in

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Overview

Explores new ways to think about privacy and disclosure.

Offering a practical theory for why people make decisions about revealing and concealing private information, Boundaries of Privacy taps into everyday problems in our personal relationships, our health concerns, and our work to investigate the way we manage our private lives. Petronio argues that in addition to owning our own private information, we also take on the responsibility of guarding other people’s private information when it is put into our trust. This can often lead to betrayal, errors in judgment, deception, gossip, and privacy dilemmas. Petronio’s book serves as a guide to understanding why certain decisions about privacy succeed while others fail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791455166
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
SUNY Series in Communication Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword

Preface

1. Overview of Communication Privacy Management

Theoretical Suppositions

Supposition 1: Private Information
Supposition 2: Privacy Boundaries
Supposition 3: Control and Ownership
Supposition 4: Rule-Based Management System
Supposition 5: Privacy Management Dialectics

Privacy Rule Management Processes

Management Process 1: Privacy Rule Foundations
Management Process 2: Boundary Coordination Operations
Management Process 3: Boundary Turbulence

Organization of the Book

2. Rule Management Process 1: Privacy Rule Foundations

Privacy Rule Development

Privacy Rule Development: Cultural Criteria
Privacy Rule Development: Gendered Criteria
Privacy Rule Development: Motivational Criteria
Privacy Rule Development: Contextual Criteria
Privacy Rule Development: Risk-Benefit Ratio Criteria

Privacy Rule Attributes

Rule Acquisition
Rule Properties

Conclusion

3. Rule Management Process 2: Boundary Coordination Operations

Coordination Operations

Boundary Linkages
Boundary Permeability
Boundary Ownership
Boundary Co-ownership: Private Disclosure Confidants

Conclusion

4. Cases of Boundary Coordination

Collective Coordination Patterns

Inclusive Boundary Coordination
Intersected Boundary Coordination
Unified Boundary Coordination

Dyadic Privacy Boundaries

Relational Privacy Boundaries
Marital and Significant Partner Privacy Boundaries

Family Privacy Boundaries

Boundary Spheres
Family Privacy Rule Orientations

Group Privacy Boundaries

Group Confidences
Reinforcing Group Boundaries

Organizational Privacy Boundaries

Superior-Subordinate Boundaries
Vagueness as Privacy Protection
Employee-Employer Privacy Rights

Conclusion

5. Rule Management Process 3: Boundary Turbulence

Types of Boundary Turbulence

Intentional Rule Violations
Boundary Rule Mistakes
Fuzzy Boundaries
Dissimilar Boundary Orientations
Boundary Definition Predicaments
Privacy Dilemmas

Conclusion

6. Practices and Praxis of Communication Privacy Management

Applications of CPM

Medical Mistakes
Child Sexual Abuse
HIV/AIDS

Conclusion and Future Issues

References

Author Index

Subject Index

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