Contested Closets: The Politics and Ethics of Outing

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University of Minnesota, 1993 - Social Science - 345 pages
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This is a book about secrets and the telling of secrets, it is about lies and the telling of lies. It is about codes that bind some people to keep others' secrets, and conventions that require some people to tell lies about others.

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Gross (Univ. of Pennsylvania, communications) maintains that the current issue of "outing'' has its roots in the late 19th century. This timely narrative surveys the impact of contemporary identity ... Read full review

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Larry Gross is Sol Worth Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of "Contested Closets: The Politics and Ethics of Outing," editor of "Image Ethics: The Moral Rights of Subjects in Photographs, Film, and Television" and "On the Margins of Art Worlds," and coeditor (with the late James Woods) of "The Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society, and Politics.

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