Boundaries of Privacy: Dialectics of Disclosure

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SUNY Press, Feb 1, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 288 pages
Offering a practical theory for why people make decisions about revealing and concealing private information, Boundaries of Privacy taps into everyday problems in our personal relationships, our health concerns, and our work to investigate the way we manage our private lives. Petronio argues that in addition to owning our own private information, we also take on the responsibility of guarding other people s private information when it is put into our trust. This can often lead to betrayal, errors in judgment, deception, gossip, and privacy dilemmas. Petronio s book serves as a guide to understanding why certain decisions about privacy succeed while others fail.
 

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Contents

1 Overview of Communication Privacy Management
1
Privacy Rule Foundations
37
Boundary Coordination Operations
85
4 Cases of Boundary Coordination
127
Boundary Turbulence
177
6 Practices and Praxis of Communication Privacy Management
205
References
227
Author Index
257
Subject Index
264
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Sandra Petronio is Professor in the Department of Communication and School of Medicine at Wayne State University. She is the editor of Balancing the Secrets of Private Disclosures.

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