Revealing Privacy: Debating the Understandings of Privacy

Revealing Privacy: Debating the Understandings of Privacy

by Margherita Carucci (Editor)

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Overview

This volume explores and discusses how privacy is understood today. What is privacy? What strategies are used to achieve or to protect the individual’s privacy? How are our conceptions of privacy evolved throughout times and cultures? Given the multidimensional character of privacy, the book analyses the variety and complexity of its meanings by adopting a cross-disciplinary position. The contributions collected here approach the topic from a multiplicity of perspectives and with the support of modern critical theories in sociology, anthropology, philosophy, visual art, and media. In discussing the main questions raised by the privacy issue, the essays reveal the multifaceted aspects of human experience, which cannot be easily explored within a single framework for interpretation. This book gives the reader the opportunity to explore some of these aspects and to learn more about privacy – how important it is to us and how much we will miss it if it is neglected – and ultimately more about ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631621288
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/05/2012
Pages: 153
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Margherita Carucci was a Research Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (Finland). She has published a book on the houses of Roman Africa along with a number of articles on Graeco-Roman society, with particular focus on social and cultural history. Her current specific interest is on domestic experience in Roman society that she explores with the support of modern critical theories in sociology, anthropology, media, and art history.

Table of Contents

Contents: Margherita Carucci: Editor’s Introduction – Maryanne Dever: The private in the public archive – Linda McGuire: Secrets among spouses. Marital privacy in Cicero’s letters – Margherita Carucci: Visualising ancient privacy in the Roman house – Elena Liarskalia/Stephan Dudeck: Multiple Privacies - Nesting spheres of intimacy in Western Siberian indigenous lifestyles – Karol Kurnicki/Katarzyna Salamon: Sociological and philosophical insight into privacy in postmodern cities – Kris W. B. Scheerlinck: Depth configurations and privacy. Proximity, permeability and territorial boundaries in urban projects – Sarah Parsons: Privacy, photography, and the art defense – Miia Vistilä/Floora Ruokonen: Social networking sites and privacy as contextual integrity – Ilpo Helén/Karoliina Snell: Private life in bits and pieces: Digital and molecular personhood in the information age.

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