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Allen, 2001. Social Research 68(1):301-305

Is Privacy Now Possible? A Brief History of an Obsession
Anita L. Allen

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 68, No. 1 (Spring 2001): 301-305

ABSTRACT: The article presents a discussion of the aspects of privacy and a brief history related to the issue. It states that there are two peculiarities that determines privacy. The first peculiarity is that the anxiety sometimes seems out of proportion to the threat. An example of the first peculiarity is the affluent, and a great chunk of the middle and working classes, have considerable physical privacy and personal autonomy. The second peculiarity about the anxiety of the age is that all the talk about the involuntary loss of privacy coincides with a good deal of voluntary waiver and alienation of privacy.
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