Why Privacy Isn't Everything (Feminist Constructions): Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability / Edition 1 by Anita L. Allen | 9780742514096 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Why Privacy Isn't Everything (Feminist Constructions): Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability / Edition 1

Why Privacy Isn't Everything (Feminist Constructions): Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability / Edition 1

by Anita L. Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742514099

ISBN-13: 9780742514096

Pub. Date: 05/15/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Accountability protects public health and safety, facilitates law enforcement, and enhances national security, but it is much more than a bureaucratic concern for corporations, public administrators, and the criminal justice system. In Why Privacy Isn't Everything, Anita L. Allen provides a highly original treatment of neglected issues affecting the intimacies of

Overview

Accountability protects public health and safety, facilitates law enforcement, and enhances national security, but it is much more than a bureaucratic concern for corporations, public administrators, and the criminal justice system. In Why Privacy Isn't Everything, Anita L. Allen provides a highly original treatment of neglected issues affecting the intimacies of everyday life, and freshly examines how a preeminent liberal society accommodates the competing demands of vital privacy and vital accountability for personal matters. Thus, 'None of your business!' is at times the wrong thing to say, as much of what appears to be self-regarding conduct has implications for others that should have some bearing on how a person chooses to act. The book addresses such questions as, What does it mean to be accountable for conduct? For what personal matters am I accountable, and to whom? Allen concludes that the sticky webs of accountability that encase ordinary life are flexible enough to accommodate egalitarian moral, legal and social practices that are highly consistent with contemporary feminist reconstructions of liberalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742514096
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Series:
Feminist Constructions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Accountability in Theory and Practice Chapter 3 Accountability to Family and Race Chapter 4 Accountability for Health Chapter 5 Accountability for Sex

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