Privacy And Its Invasion

Privacy And Its Invasion

by Deckle Mclean
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275953351

ISBN-13: 9780275953355

Pub. Date: 11/06/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Privacy. We want lots of it for ourselves. We love to invade the privacy of others. We are willing to trade it for benefits of all kinds, including credit, social services, and friendship. Why is this? Where should we draw a line? How should we handle our ambivalence in an era in which privacy often appears to be under official attack? This book explores such

Overview

Privacy. We want lots of it for ourselves. We love to invade the privacy of others. We are willing to trade it for benefits of all kinds, including credit, social services, and friendship. Why is this? Where should we draw a line? How should we handle our ambivalence in an era in which privacy often appears to be under official attack? This book explores such questions by rooting into scarce literature to explain why privacy is such a strong need, reviewing a variety of methods for guarding privacy, and concluding that at one time America was a very fortunate place privacy-wise. McLean examines problem areas in which privacy invasions play, or have played, large roles. Rape and sexual offenses are analyzed; so, too, is news reporting that touches private matters and race relations.

Privacy and its Invasion also has a point to make: that privacy, despite its dark side, is an idea whose time has come, an ancient need that now requires explicit endorsement and protection as a value. A thought-provoking examination of something we have come to regard as a basic right, but a right under assault, this book is for all concerned with contemporary social and legal issues, civil liberties, and communications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275953355
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/06/1995
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

The Difficulties of Privacy as an Idea

Background: Up To and Through the American Golden Age of Privacy

Background: Those Left Out of the Golden Age

Types of Privacy

The Pernicious Side of Privacy

What Privacy Provides

Sexual Assault

News-Reporting Ethics

Invasions of Privacy

Summary

Index

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