Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 July 2009

272 Pages

ISBN: 9780195336801

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Owning Up

Privacy, Property, and Belonging in U.S. Women's Life Writing

Katherine Adams

  • Presents a unique interpretation of privacy in turn-of-the-century US: Adams's study introduces the concept of "imperiled privacy" and looks at how the nineteenth-century concept of privacy gains cogency via panic narratives about its loss.
  • First privacy study to focus on race as it intersects w/ gender and the first study on the topic to use life writing as its primary archive.
  • Draws on multiple disciplines, including history, American studies, and women's studies.

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