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Author Adams, Katherine, 1964-

Title Owning up : privacy, property, and belonging in U.S. women's life writing / Katherine Adams
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (304 pages) : illustrations
Summary 'Owning Up' argues that from its beginning the U.S. discourse on privacy has been couched in terms of violation and dispossession, so that even as 19th century Americans came to regard privacy as a natural right, they also understood it as under threat or erasure
Notes Includes index
Description based on print version record
Subject Autobiography -- Women authors.
Women authors, American -- Biography -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Privacy in literature.
Privacy -- Philosophy.
Privacy -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199868360 ebook