Privacy. An intercultural perspective


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This paper deals with intercultural aspects of privacy, particularly with regard to differences between Japanese and Western conceptions. It starts with a reconstruction of the genealogy of Western subjectivity and human dignity as the basic assumptions underlying Western views on privacy. An analysis of the Western concept of informational privacy is presented. The Japanese topic of ‘‘denial of self” (Musi) as well as the concepts of Seken, Shakai and Ikai (as analyzed by the authors of the companion piece on privacy in Japan) give rise to intercultural comparisons. The paper addresses the question of privacy in cyberspace and mass media. Finally the question of freedom of speech is related to the Japanese concepts of Ohyake and Watakusi.
Keywords autonomy  cyberspace  denial of self  freedom of speech  human dignity   Ikai  informational privacy  intercultural information ethics  Japan  mass media   Musi   Ohyake  privacy   Seken  self   Shakai  subjectivity   Watakusi  Western countries
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DOI 10.1007/s10676-005-4407-4
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