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Journal of Social Issues, Volume 59, Number 2, 2003, Contemporary Perspectives on Privacy: Social, Psychological, Political

ISBN: 978-1-4051-1670-1
200 pages
June 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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Beginning with an introduction that defines and explores privacy as a social and psychological concept and continuing with articles that discuss the ramifications of privacy for social policy, psychology and theory, this book provides an in-depth and insightful look at privacy as a pertinent social concern.

  • Defines and explores privacy as a social and psychological concept.

  • Includes articles on the transborder data flows of personal information; public opinion and legislation on privacy; medical and genetic privacy; e-commerce and justice theory; invasiveness in employment procedures; how individuals resist and neutralize surveillance; and the links between privacy, secrecy and deception.

  • Offers an evaluation of the contributions of Westin's and Altman's theories of privacy.
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1. Privacy as a Social Issue and Behavioral Concern: Stephen T. Margulis (Grand Valley State University).

2. Safe Harbors or Free Frontiers? Privacy and Transborder Data Flows: Priscilla M. Regan (George Mason University).

3. Public Opinion Surveys and the Formation of Privacy Policy: Oscar H. Gandy, Jr. (University of Pennsylvania).

4. Protecting Medical Privacy: Challenges in the Age of Genetic Information: Sheri A. Alpert (University of Notre Dame).

5. Consumer Privacy: Balancing Economic and Justice Considerations: Mary J. Culnan (Bentley College), Robert J. Bies (Georgetown University).

6. Personnel Selection Procedures and Invasion of Privacy: Eugene F. Stone-Romero (University of Central Florida), Dianna L. Stone (University of Central Florida), David Hyatt (DeCotiis Erhard, Inc.).

7. A Tack in the Shoe: Neutralizing and Resisting the New Surveillance: Gary T. Marx Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

8. Verbal and Nonverbal Dynamics of Privacy, Secrecy, and Deceit: Bella M. DePaulo (University of Virginia), Chris Wetzel (Rhodes College), R. Weylin Sternglanz (University of Virginia), Molly J. Walker Wilson (University of Virginia).

9. On the Status and Contribution of Westin's and Altman's Theories of Privacy: Stephen J. Margulis (Grand Valley State University).

10. Social and Political Dimensions of Privacy: Alan F. Westin (Columbia University)

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Stephen T. Margulis earned his doctorate in social psychology from the University of Minnesota. He taught in the Department of Psychology, University of Florida, was an applied environmental psychologist at the National Bureau of Standards, and then was Director of Research at BOSTI, an environmental design research and consulting firm. Since 1986, he was Eugene Eppinger Professor of Facilities Management and later Professor of Management in the Seidman School of Business, Grand Valley State University. He served on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Design Research Association and the International Facility Management Association. He co-authored the award-winning Using Office Design to Increase Productivity (Brill et al.) and the well-received Self Disclosure (Derlega et al.). He edited the 1977 Journal of Social Issues issue “Privacy as a Behavioral Phenomenon.”
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  • Defines and explores privacy as a social and psychological concept.
  • Includes articles on the transborder data flows of personal information; public opinion and legislation on privacy; medical and genetic privacy; e-commerce and justice theory; invasiveness in employment procedures; how individuals resist and neutralize surveillance; and the links between privacy, secrecy and deception.
  • Offers an evaluation of the contributions of Westin's and Altman's theories of privacy.
See More
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