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Eavesdropping : an intimate history

Author: John L Locke
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Eavesdropping is a form of human communication in which the information gained is stolen. It encompasses cheating to get unfair advantage, espionage to uncover secrets, and supervision to maintain power. John Locke considers the biological drive behind this behaviour as well as its social implications and consequences.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John L Locke
ISBN: 9780199236138 0199236135
OCLC Number: 520711948
Description: ix, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Passionate spectators --
Under the leaves --
Open-plan living --
Reluctant domestication --
Privacy, intimacy, and the selves --
Personal power and social control --
Passionate exhibitors --
What will the servants say? --
Virtual eaves --
Intimacy by theft.
Responsibility: John L. Locke.
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