Privacy, Community and Activity Space: A Relational Exploration

  • Allen A. TurnbullJr.

Abstract

“Privacy,” “community” and “activity space” are frequent topics of discussion among social scientists, philosophers, lawyers, architects and urban planners. The task of coming to an unambiguous and comprehensive understanding of either privacy (19), community (7) or activity space (5) presents a formidable problem. Understanding the complexities of the interrelationships among privacy, community and activity space presents even more difficulties (6, 15, 17, 30, 31).

The first part of this paper presents an overview of privacy, community and activity space as individual concepts. Working definitions are proposed, followed by a discussion of the possible interrelationships among the three concepts. The second part presents the results from an ongoing research project that is investigating these interrelationships through the development of an attitudinal inventory (32). This modest beginning will, it is hoped, lead to elaboration of a more comprehensive model of the privacy-community-activity space interrelationships in the future.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Allen A. TurnbullJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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