In Press: Special Issue “Secrecy as embodied practice: beyond the confessional imperative”
An Open Access Special issue of the Journal Culture, Health and Sexuality. Guest editors: Anita Hardon and Deborah Posel.
This special issue aims to intervene critically in debates in public health about sexual rights and ways of de-stigmatising HIV/AIDS, in which silence and secrets are seen to undermine well-being and perpetuate stigma. It presents key insights from collaborative studies on HIV/AIDS and youth sexual health, arguing that advocates of disclosure and sexual rights need to think more contextually and tactically in promoting truth-telling. The authors aim to enhance current thinking on secrecy, which examines it primarily as social practice, by emphasizing the centrality of the body and the experience of embodiment in the making and unmaking of secrets.
The papers that can already be downloaded are: