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The Known Citizen

A History of Privacy in Modern America

  • Introduction
  • 1. Technologies of Publicity
  • 2. Documents of Identity
  • 3. The Porous Psyche
  • 4. A Right to Be Let Alone
  • 5. Codes of Confidentiality and Consent
  • 6. The Record Prison
  • 7. The Ethic of Transparency
  • 8. Stories of One’s Self
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Index

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