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The known citizen a history of privacy in modern America

Author: Sarah Elizabeth Igo
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The technologies of publicity -- The documents of identity -- The porous psyche -- The right to be let alone -- The codes of confidentiality and consent -- The record prison -- The ethic of transparency -- The stories of one's self
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Elizabeth Igo
ISBN: 9780674737501 0674737504
OCLC Number: 1032614941
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index
Awards: Winner of Jacques Barzun Prize 2019 (United States)
Short-listed for Ralph Waldo Emerson Award 2019 (United States)
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Sarah E. Igo

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