This conclusion presents an overview of key concepts discussed in subsequent chapters. The contributing chapters illustrate the disclosures complexities, and demonstrated how disclosures are also axiomatically concerned with the circulation of knowledge of ones body, mind and health status and their social effects. It consider disclosures connections with biography, time and memory, and disclosures implications for public life, before concluding with some consideration of the implications of the analytical currents of this volume for wider concerns of disclosure, knowledge and truth claims, and their contestations and contradictions. Disclosure practices are shaped, then, by some sense of there being more than one interlocutor, that to disclose is to alter ones social presence in a collective context and even that ones disclosure could become a public matter. Whereas non-disclosures can be produced from the disclosures of others. Later chapters in particular have taken up questions of the knowledge politics and regimes of truth that are implied in practices of disclosure.
|Title of host publication||Disclosure in Health and Illness|
|Editors||Mark Davis, Lenore Manderson|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon Oxon UK|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|