Nippert-Eng's ISLANDS OF PRIVACY Debuts
Christena Nippert-Eng's new book, Islands of Privacy (University of Chicago Press, 2010), has debuted. "Mounting concern over the way the government and corporations manage our personal information—online and off—has made privacy one of the hot-button issues of the day," notes the publisher.
"From deciphering Facebook's new changes to shredding credit card statements, we constantly adapt our behavior to meet challenges to our security in a world where information is a precious commodity. A fascinating chronicle of how these issues play out on a day-to-day basis, Christena Nippert-Eng's Islands of Privacy candidly explores the lengths we go to keep our private lives private."
Nippert-Eng, who is acting chair of the social sciences department and associate professor of sociology, discussed her book for the "Eight Forty-Eight" segment "How We Maintain Privacy in a More Public World" on Chicago Public Radio. You can hear it here.For full reviews and additional information about the author please click here.