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ISBN13: 9780754620716
ISBN: 0754620719
Published: May 2003
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: £175.00

A collection of essays exploring privacy, many of them taken from American periodicals. Part One contains four essays which seek to explain why privacy is valuable. Such explanations are necessary, if not sufficient, to substantiate the case for recognition of a legal right to privacy. The first two essays in Part Two offer different definitions of the right, while the other three put forward views about its scope and character.;The essays in Part Three are concerned with the feminist critique of privacy and of the related private-public distinction. The debate on the scope and character of the right has considerable relevance for the feminist denial of the coherence of the distinction between private and public. Part Four is devoted to essays dealing with the application of privacy rights to the information society and cyberspace. These essays, too, show the relevance of reflection on the values and character of privacy rights to a debate of immense contemporary social importance.

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Part 1 Why privacy is valuable: philosophical views on the value of privacy, Glenn Negley; why privacy is important, James Rachels; privacy, intimacy and personhood, Jeffrey H. Raiman; property rights in personal information - an economic defence of privacy, Richard S. Murphy.
Part 2 The definition and scope of privacy: a definition of privacy, Richard B. Parker; privacy, morality and the law, W.A. Parent; rereading Warren and Brandeis - privacy, property and appropriation, Robert C. Post; driving to the Panoptican - a philosophical exploration of the risks to privacy posed by the highway technology of the future, Jeffrey H. Reiman; protecting privacy in an information age - the problem of privacy in public, Helen Nissenbaum.
Part 3 The feminist critique of privacy: feminism and the public/private divide, Ruth Gavison; the violence of privacy, Elizabeth M. Schneider; living with the risk of backfire - a response to the feminist critiques of privacy and equality, Laura W. Stein.
Part 4 Privacy, the media and data protection: the right to privacy revisited - privacy, news and social change, Randall P. Bezanson; privacy as a theoretical and practical concept, Peter Blume; privacy in cyberspace - constructing a model of privacy for the electronic communications environment, Katrin Schatz Byford.