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The Resource Privacy : a short history, David Vincent

Privacy : a short history, David Vincent

Label
Privacy : a short history
Title
Privacy
Title remainder
a short history
Statement of responsibility
David Vincent
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Privacy: A Short History provides a vital historical account of an increasingly stressed sphere of human interaction. At a time when the death of privacy is widely proclaimed, distinguished historian, David Vincent, describes the evolution of the concept and practice of privacy from the Middle Ages to the present controversy over digital communication and state surveillance provoked by the revelations of Edward Snowden. Deploying a range of vivid primary material, he discusses the management of private information in the context of housing, outdoor spaces, religious observance, reading, diaries and autobiographies, correspondence, neighbours, gossip, surveillance, the public sphere and the state. Key developments, such as the nineteenth-century celebration of the enclosed and intimate middle-class household, are placed in the context of long-term development. The book surveys and challenges the main currents in the extensive secondary literature on the subject. It seeks to strike a new balance between the built environment and world beyond the threshold, between written and face-to-face communication, between anonymity and familiarity in towns and cities, between religion and secular meditation, between the state and the private sphere and, above all, between intimacy and individualism. Ranging from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first, this book shows that the history of privacy has been an arena of contested choices, and not simply a progression towards a settled ideal. Privacy: A Short History will be of interest to students and scholars of history, and all those interested in this topical subject. -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vincent, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Social psychology
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Privacy
  • Personal Space
Label
Privacy : a short history, David Vincent
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Privacy before privacy 1300-1650
  • Privacy and communication 1650-1800
  • Privacy and prosperity 1800-1900
  • Privacy and modernity 1900-1970
  • Privacy and the digital age 1970-2015
Control code
FIEb17827875
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 189 pages
Isbn
9780745671130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)919483843
Label
Privacy : a short history, David Vincent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Privacy before privacy 1300-1650
  • Privacy and communication 1650-1800
  • Privacy and prosperity 1800-1900
  • Privacy and modernity 1900-1970
  • Privacy and the digital age 1970-2015
Control code
FIEb17827875
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 189 pages
Isbn
9780745671130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)919483843

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