Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in U.S. Women's Life Writing, 1840-1890

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Owning Up provides a new model for interpreting the U.S. discourse on privacy. Focusing on the formative period of the nineteenth century, Adams shows that conceptions of privacy became meaningful only when posed in opposition to the encroaching forces of market capitalism and commodification. Even as Americans came to regard privacy as a natural right and to identify it with sacred ideals of democratic freedom, they also learned to think of it as fragile and under threat. Owning Up argues that narratives of violation ...

Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in U.S. Women's Life Writing, 1840-1890 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195336801

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