Disclosures

Disclosures

by Paul Corcoran
     
 

This book is the first detailed study of the term, disclosure, as it resonates in its many connotations. Disclosure and closure, as they are explored in these pages, are not simply opposites but alternate moments in a process of communication. By unraveling the kinds and levels of disclosure existing in language games of different communicative contexts, this book is… See more details below

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This book is the first detailed study of the term, disclosure, as it resonates in its many connotations. Disclosure and closure, as they are explored in these pages, are not simply opposites but alternate moments in a process of communication. By unraveling the kinds and levels of disclosure existing in language games of different communicative 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840147964
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Revealing Disclosure1
1Publicity in the Political Arena: Metaphor of Spectacle, Combat and Display15
2Language and Disclosure: Habermas and the Struggle for Reason44
3Baring All: Self-Disclosure as Moral Exhortation69
4Shifting Policy Frameworks: Disclosure and Discipline100
5Therapeutic Self-Disclosure: The Talking Cure118
6Applying the Gag149
7Silence172
Index203

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