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Author Nippert-Eng, Christena E.

Title Islands of privacy / Christena Nippert-Eng
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 404 pages) : illustrations
Contents Islands, oceans, and beaches -- Secrets and secrecy -- Wallets and purses -- Cell phones and email -- Doorbells and windows -- Violations, fears, and beaches
Summary Everyone worries about privacy these days. As corporations and governments devise increasingly sophisticated data gathering tools and joining Facebook verges on obligatory, concerns over the use and abuse of personal information are undeniable. But the way privacy functions on the virtual frontier of the Internet is only a subset of the fascinating ways we work to achieve it throughout our everyday lives. In Islands of Privacy, Christena Nippert-Eng pries open the blinds, giving us an intimate view into the full range of ordinary people's sometimes extraordinary efforts to preserve the border
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Privacy -- Social aspects.
Social psychology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0226584542 (electronic bk.)
0226586529 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0226586537 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780226584546 (electronic bk.)
9780226586526 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780226586533 (paperback; alk. paper)