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By Suzanne Diamond,Lisa A. Baird,Kathy Farquharson,Glenn Freeman,Deborah H. Holdstein,Adrian Jones,G Daniel Lassiter,Matthew J. Lindberg,Richard E. Miller,Shannon K. Pinegar,Dawn Skorczewski,Karina Smith,Christy Rieger,Lezlee J. Ware,ChandraWells

Compelling Confessions: The Politics of non-public Disclosure is a set of essays whose shared objective is to provide an available interdisciplinary exploration of the social dynamics at the back of confessional discourse. As a variety of individuals to this assortment exhibit, confession is ubiquitous in modern tradition, not just inside of mental or healing frameworks or literary research, but additionally in web chat groups, within the felony justice approach, in political rhetoric, in so-called 'reality' and interview-style tv programming, in writing pedagogy and, more and more, within the testimonial pressure observable in modern scholarship. but, 'telling one's tale' increases questions, not just approximately authorial rationale or authenticity, but additionally concerning the pressures disclosure can impose upon its audiences. a long way much less ubiquitous than confessions themselves, as those participants recommend, are the serious instruments that common audiences may perhaps hire with a view to larger assessment the rhetoric of private disclosure. it really is, in truth, the lack of such instruments – responses and methods which may be said it appears that evidently and carried out by way of any reader or viewer – that Compelling Confessions sets out to address.

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