On the End of Privacy: Dissolving Boundaries in a Screen-Centric World

On the End of Privacy: Dissolving Boundaries in a Screen-Centric World

by Richard E. Miller

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Overview

In preparation for this book, and to better understand our screen-based, digital world, Miller only accessed information online for seven years.
On the End of Privacy explores how literacy is transformed by online technology that lets us instantly publish anything that we can see or hear. Miller examines the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a young college student who jumped off the George Washington Bridge after he discovered that his roommate spied on him via webcam. With access to the text messages, tweets, and chatroom posts of those directly involved in this tragedy, Miller asks: why did no one intervene to stop the spying? Searching for an answer to that question leads Miller to online porn sites, the invention of Facebook, the court-martial of Chelsea Manning, the contents of Hillary Clinton’s email server, Anthony Weiner’s sexted images, Chatroulette, and more as he maps out the changing norms governing privacy in the digital age.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822986515
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Series: Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 793 KB

About the Author

Richard E. Miller is a professor in the English Department at Rutgers University.
 

Table of Contents

Contents Preface: Goodbye to All That Acknowledgments Chapter One. On Chance, Distraction, and the Prepared Mind Chapter Two. On the Persistence of the Digital Past Chapter Three. On Willful Ignorance Chapter Four. On the Private Pleasures of Looking Chapter Five. On Getting Caught in the Act Chapter Six. On the Mundanity of Cruelty Chapter Seven. On Virtual Communities and Embodied Realities Chapter Eight. On Viewing Parties Chapter Nine. On Suicide Chapter Ten. On Bullies, Bullying, and Fault-Finding Chapter Eleven. On Guilt Chapter Twelve. On Meaningfulness Coda: On Already Out-of-Date Updates Bibliography by Chapter Index

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