Privacy, Types of

The complexities surrounding contemporary questions and analyses of privacy are compounded through consideration of the various modalities through which the concept unfolds. There are numerous types of privacy, spanning across both physical and digital realms, manifesting through both material and ideological forms. A particularly important factor contributing to these types of privacy are spatial-structural and sociodigital forms that constitute, articulate, and manage privacy types. As an object of analysis, privacy is not only subject to these factors but also challenged by the contexts through which privacy is experienced therein. Contemporary understandings of how privacy types are experienced thus depends on consideration of the pervasive nature of contemporary surveillance that infiltrates, permeates, and often supersedes the different types of privacy, as well as the sociocultural ...

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