Published in 2000. Disclosures occur at every level of human experience; a slip of the tongue, intentional betrayals of confidences, carefully worded affidavits, intimate avowals of passion, confessions, or exposes, of our most deeply hidden secrets. This book is the first detailed study of the term disclosure, as it resonates in its many connotations. To our eyes all things are either covered or uncovered, hidden or revealed, clothed or naked, seen or unseen. Disclosure and closure, as they are explored in these pages, are not simply oppositions but alternate moments in a process of communication. By unravelling the kinds and levels of disclosure existing in language games of different communitive contexts, this book is, itself, a revelation. It is a scholarly and illuminating study of the pervasiveness of disclosures in interpersonal, moral, cultural and political terms from the ancient times of Athenian democracy to contemporary society.

chapter |14 pages

Introduction: Revealing Disclosure

ByPaul Corcoran, Vicki Spencer

chapter 2|25 pages

Language and Disclosure: Habermas and the Struggle for Reason

ByAngela Clare

chapter 3|31 pages

Baring All: Self-Disclosure as Moral Exhortation

ByMarion Maddox

chapter 4|18 pages

Shifting Policy Frameworks: Disclosure and Discipline

ByCarol Bacchi

chapter 5|31 pages

Therapeutic Self-Disclosure: The Talking Cure

ByPaul Corcoran

chapter 6|23 pages

Applying the Gag

ByGreg Mccarthy

chapter 7|30 pages


ByPaul Corcoran