The Limits Of Privacy

  • Filename: the-limits-of-privacy.
  • ISBN: 0786725052
  • Release Date: 2008-08-05
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Amitai Etzioni
  • Publisher: Basic Books



Internationally renowned communitarian leader Amitai Etzioni presents a controversial challenge to the fundamental American belief in personal privacy at all costs

Overseers of the Poor

  • Filename: overseers-of-the-poor.
  • ISBN: 0226293610
  • Release Date: 2001-12-01
  • Number of pages: 186
  • Author: John Gilliom
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



In Overseers of the Poor, John Gilliom confronts the everyday politics of surveillance by exploring the worlds and words of those who know it best-the watched. Arguing that the current public conversation about surveillance and privacy rights is rife with political and conceptual failings, Gilliom goes beyond the critics and analysts to add fresh voices, insights, and perspectives. This powerful book lets us in on the conversations of low-income mothers from Appalachian Ohio as they talk about the welfare bureaucracy and its remarkably advanced surveillance system. In their struggle to care for their families, these women are monitored and assessed through a vast network of supercomputers, caseworkers, fraud control agents, and even grocers and neighbors. In-depth interviews show that these women focus less on the right to privacy than on a critique of surveillance that lays bare the personal and political conflicts with which they live. And, while they have little interest in conventional forms of politics, we see widespread patterns of everyday resistance as they subvert the surveillance regime when they feel it prevents them from being good parents. Ultimately, Overseers of the Poor demonstrates the need to reconceive not just our understanding of the surveillance-privacy debate but also the broader realms of language, participation, and the politics of rights. We all know that our lives are being watched more than ever before. As we struggle to understand and confront this new order, Gilliom argues, we need to spend less time talking about privacy rights, legislatures, and courts of law and more time talking about power, domination, and the ongoing struggles of everyday people.

Rites of Privacy and the Privacy Trade

  • Filename: rites-of-privacy-and-the-privacy-trade.
  • ISBN: 0773521135
  • Release Date: 2001-01
  • Number of pages: 196
  • Author: Elizabeth Neill
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP



Technological advances have made the right to privacy an important issue. Most discussions of privacy focus largely on methods and standards for the protection of specific privacy rights. In contrast, Elizabeth Neill addresses the need to re-evaluate what it means for us to possess a right to privacy, or rights at all. In Rites of Privacy and the Privacy Trade Neill constructs an original theory of natural rights and human dignity to ground our right to privacy, arguing that privacy and autonomy are innate natural properties metaphorically represented on the moral level and socially bestowed. She develops her position by drawing on works in history, sociology, metaphor, law, and the moral psychology of Lawrence Kohlberg. The resulting theory provides surprising answers to controversial and pressing questions regarding, for instance, our right to privacy for medical records in various contexts and in relation to various authority structures, including government. Neill demonstrates that, while we have some entitlement to protection of privacy, entitlement does not have the moral scope suggested by currently entrenched legal and social norms. She cautions against some of the privacy privileges we currently enjoy B referring specifically to claims such as those against insurance companies to prevent access to medical records B and suggests that if they are to be continued, respect for privacy is not the reason.

Privacy Impact Assessment

  • Filename: privacy-impact-assessment.
  • ISBN: 9789400725430
  • Release Date: 2012-01-31
  • Number of pages: 523
  • Author: David Wright
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Virtually all organisations collect, use, process and share personal data from their employees, customers and/or citizens. In doing so, they may be exposing themselves to risks, from threats and vulnerabilities, of that data being breached or compromised by negligent or wayward employees, hackers, the police, intelligence agencies or third-party service providers. A recent study by the Ponemon Institute found that 70 per cent of organisations surveyed had suffered a data breach in the previous year. Privacy impact assessment is a tool, a process, a methodology to identify, assess, mitigate or avoid privacy risks and, in collaboration with stakeholders, to identify solutions. Contributors to this book – privacy commissioners, academics, consultants, practitioners, industry representatives – are among the world’s leading PIA experts. They share their experience and offer their insights to the reader in the policy and practice of PIA in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and elsewhere. This book, the first such on privacy impact assessment, will be of interest to any organisation that collects or uses personal data and, in particular, to regulators, policy-makers, privacy professionals, including privacy, security and information officials, consultants, system architects, engineers and integrators, compliance lawyers and marketing professionals. In his Foreword, surveillance studies guru Gary Marx says, “This state-of-the-art book describes the most comprehensive tool yet available for policy-makers to evaluate new personal data information technologies before they are introduced.” This book could save your organisation many thousands or even millions of euros (or dollars) and the damage to your organisation’s reputation and to the trust of employees, customers or citizens if it suffers a data breach that could have been avoided if only it had performed a privacy impact assessment before deploying a new technology, product, service or other initiative involving personal data.

Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy

  • Filename: ethics-and-the-limits-of-philosophy.
  • ISBN: 067426858X
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Number of pages: 230
  • Author: Bernard Arthur Owen Williams
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



Toward the goal of reorienting ethics away from rigid systems and toward the individual, a noted philosopher criticizes systematic moral theory from Kant on and elucidates a provocative alternate view

The Limits of Social Policy

  • Filename: the-limits-of-social-policy.
  • ISBN: 0674534433
  • Release Date: 1988
  • Number of pages: 215
  • Author: Nathan Glazer
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



Criticizes current social policies suggests new policies tha would strengthen social structures and values, and describes ways to reinforce the incentive to work

The Limits of Interpretation

  • Filename: the-limits-of-interpretation.
  • ISBN: 0253208696
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 295
  • Author: Umberto Eco
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press



"Eco's essays read like letters from a friend, trying to share something he loves with someone he likes.... Read this brilliant, enjoyable, and possibly revolutionary book." —George J. Leonard, San Francisco Review of Books "... a wealth of insight and instruction." —J. O. Tate, National Review "If anyone can make [semiotics] clear, it's Professor Eco.... Professor Eco's theme deserves respect; language should be used to communicate more easily without literary border guards." —The New York Times "The limits of interpretation mark the limits of our world. Umberto Eco's new collection of essays touches deftly on such matters." —Times Literary Supplement "It is a careful and challenging collection of essays that broach topics rarely considered with any seriousness by literary theorists." —Diacritics Umberto Eco focuses here on what he once called "the cancer of uncontrolled interpretation"—that is, the belief that many interpreters have gone too far in their domination of texts, thereby destroying meaning and the basis for communication.

The Limits of Liberty

  • Filename: the-limits-of-liberty.
  • ISBN: 0226078205
  • Release Date: 1975-01
  • Number of pages: 210
  • Author: James M. Buchanan
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



"The Limits of Liberty is concerned mainly with two topics. One is an attempt to construct a new contractarian theory of the state, and the other deals with its legitimate limits. The latter is a matter of great practical importance and is of no small significance from the standpoint of political philosophy."—Scott Gordon, Journal of Political Economy James Buchanan offers a strikingly innovative approach to a pervasive problem of social philosophy. The problem is one of the classic paradoxes concerning man's freedom in society: in order to protect individual freedom, the state must restrict each person's right to act. Employing the techniques of modern economic analysis, Professor Buchanan reveals the conceptual basis of an individual's social rights by examining the evolution and development of these rights out of presocial conditions.

The Limits of Resolution

  • Filename: the-limits-of-resolution.
  • ISBN: 1498758118
  • Release Date: 2016-09-01
  • Number of pages: 546
  • Author: Geoffrey de Villiers
  • Publisher: CRC Press



"This beautiful book can be read as a novel presenting carefully our quest to get more and more information from our observations and measurements. Its authors are particularly good at relating it." --Pierre C. Sabatier "This is a unique text - a labor of love pulling together for the first time the remarkably large array of mathematical and statistical techniques used for analysis of resolution in many systems of importance today optical, acoustical, radar, etc . I believe it will find widespread use and value." --Dr. Robert G.W. Brown, Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Physics "The mix of physics and mathematics is a unique feature of this book which can be basic not only for PhD students but also for researchers in the area of computational imaging." --Mario Bertero, Professor, University of Geneva "a tour-de-force covering aspects of history, mathematical theory and practical applications. The authors provide a penetrating insight into the often confused topic of resolution and in doing offer a unifying approach to the subject that is applicable not only to traditional optical systems but also modern day, computer-based systems such as radar and RF communications." --Prof. Ian Proudler, Loughborough University "a must have for anyone interested in imaging and the spatial resolution of images. This book provides detailed and very readable account of resolution in imaging and organizes the recent history of the subject in excellent fashion. I strongly recommend it." --Michael A. Fiddy, Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte This book brings together the concept of resolution, which limits what we can determine about our physical world, with the theory of linear inverse problems, emphasizing practical applications. The book focuses on methods for solving illposed problems that do not have unique stable solutions. After introducing basic concepts, the contents address problems with "continuous" data in detail before turning to cases of discrete data sets. As one of the unifying principles of the text, the authors explain how non-uniqueness is a feature of measurement problems in science where precision and resolution is essentially always limited by some kind of noise. "

The Limits of Autobiography

  • Filename: the-limits-of-autobiography.
  • ISBN: 0801486742
  • Release Date: 2001-01-01
  • Number of pages: 163
  • Author: Leigh Gilmore
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press



Memoirs in which trauma take a major - or the major - role challenge the limits of autobiography. The author presents a series of "limit-cases"--Texts that combine various elements including autobiography and fiction, and demonstrates how and why their authors swerve from formal constraints.

The Limits of Critique

  • Filename: the-limits-of-critique.
  • ISBN: 9780226294179
  • Release Date: 2015-10-20
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Rita Felski
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



Why must critics unmask and demystify literary works? Why do they believe that language is always withholding some truth, that the critic’s task is to reveal the unsaid or repressed? In this book, Rita Felski examines critique, the dominant form of interpretation in literary studies, and situates it as but one method among many, a method with strong allure—but also definite limits. Felski argues that critique is a sensibility best captured by Paul Ricoeur’s phrase “the hermeneutics of suspicion.” She shows how this suspicion toward texts forecloses many potential readings while providing no guarantee of rigorous or radical thought. Instead, she suggests, literary scholars should try what she calls “postcritical reading”: rather than looking behind a text for hidden causes and motives, literary scholars should place themselves in front of it and reflect on what it suggests and makes possible. By bringing critique down to earth and exploring new modes of interpretation, The Limits of Critique offers a fresh approach to the relationship between artistic works and the social world.

Happiness and the Limits of Satisfaction

  • Filename: happiness-and-the-limits-of-satisfaction.
  • ISBN: 0847681408
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author: Deal Wyatt Hudson
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield



In classical and medieval times, happiness was defined as 'well-being, ' a notion that included moral goodness. Today happiness is most often defined as 'well-feeling, ' and identified with subjective states such as satisfaction and peace of mind. Deal Hudson argues that the prevailing view is dangerous in politics as well as ethics, creating individuals with no other sense of obligation than finding personal satisfaction, regardless of the moral and spiritual cost to themselves and others. Hudson calls for a return to the classical tradition: no one should be called 'happy' who cannot also be called morally good. However, a contemporary version of happiness should also go beyond the classical notion by making room in the happy life for suffering and passion. Using the history of the idea of happiness as a backdrop to a critique of contemporary views, Hudson examines happiness from philosophical, religious, psychological, sociological, literary, and political points of view for example, he shows how the tension between the two definitions of happiness is at the heart of the Declaration of Independence. The result is an excellent overview of the history of an idea as well as a compelling argument for moral and political change in our time."

Sex and Citizenship Contesting the Limits of Democratic Rights based Discourse

  • Filename: sex-and-citizenship-contesting-the-limits-of-democratic-rights-based-discourse.
  • ISBN: 9780549438588
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest



Historically, democratic citizenship in the United States has been underwritten by the freedoms and protections guaranteed by the juridical discourse of rights. These rights have increasingly become a marker of an individual or group's inclusion in civil society and, by extension, equal standing as a citizen. However, access to or exclusion from juridical rights is contingent upon individual and collective identities, with supposed "deviant" identities suffering the effects of marginalization and subjugation at the fringes of society. Consequently, American history has seen numerous identity-based movements struggle for inclusion by appealing to the legal system for full coverage under the protective umbrella of rights. Those with "deviant" sexual identities have been no exception to this history. Because battles for sexual rights have taken place primarily in the courtroom, often with contradictory and paradoxical results, this project critically examines the juridical regulation of sexuality through the deployment of a rights-based discourse.

The Limits of History

  • Filename: the-limits-of-history.
  • ISBN: 0226239101
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 326
  • Author: Constantin Fasolt
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



History casts a spell on our minds more powerful than science or religion. It does not root us in the past at all. It rather flatters us with the belief in our ability to recreate the world in our image. It is a form of self-assertion that brooks no opposition or dissent and shelters us from the experience of time. So argues Constantin Fasolt in The Limits of History, an ambitious and pathbreaking study that conquers history's power by carrying the fight into the center of its domain. Fasolt considers the work of Hermann Conring (1606-81) and Bartolus of Sassoferrato (1313/14-57), two antipodes in early modern battles over the principles of European thought and action that ended with the triumph of historical consciousness. Proceeding according to the rules of normal historical analysis—gathering evidence, putting it in context, and analyzing its meaning—Fasolt uncovers limits that no kind of history can cross. He concludes that history is a ritual designed to maintain the modern faith in the autonomy of states and individuals. God wants it, the old crusaders would have said. The truth, Fasolt insists, only begins where that illusion ends. With its probing look at the ideological underpinnings of historical practice, The Limits of History demonstrates that history presupposes highly political assumptions about free will, responsibility, and the relationship between the past and the present. A work of both intellectual history and historiography, it will prove invaluable to students of historical method, philosophy, political theory, and early modern European culture.

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