help with course on concealment

Eytan Bercovitch (eytan@JHUNIX.HCF.JHU.EDU)
Mon, 17 Oct 1994 22:15:17 -0400

I am planning to teach a course on the "anthropology of disclosure and
concealment". I am looking for good sources (books, articles, etc.)on the
following topics:
1/Definitions of concepts of "public" "private" and "secret" and related
concepts that help illuminate concealment and disclosure (e.g., intimacy,
confidentiality, etc.)
2/Comparative studies of the use (or usefulness) of such concepts in
different social settings and cross-culturally. These may be in the field
of "anthropology" or other fields.

I would appreciate any suggestions or advice about this.

Please respond directly to my personal email address:

Thanks in advance for your help!

Eytan Bercovitch
Dept. of Anthropology
Johns Hopkins Univ