Contours of truth

Mark David McGregor Davis, Lenore Hilda Manderson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDisclosure in Health and Illness
EditorsMark Davis, Lenore Manderson
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780415702478
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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