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The Elephant in the room: silence and denial in everyday life

Author: Zerubavel, Eviatar Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 162 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0195187172Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HM251 .Z47 2006
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Available 001221310
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Elephant in the Room Silence and Denial in Everyday Life Contents Preface chapter One ix A Conspiracy of Silence Open Secrets See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil Fear and Embarrassment The Heavy Sound of Silence chapter Two 1 1 3 5 8 The Rules of Denial Attention and Culture Learning to Ignore The Rules of Irrelevance Taboo Tact chapter Three 17 18 20 23 26 29 The Politics of Denial Attention and Power Mind Your Own Business Button Your Lip 33 34 39 40 chapter Four 47 47 52 54 57 The Social Structure of Denial The Double Wall of Silence Denying the Denial Bystanders and Enablers Silence Like A Cancer Grows chapter Five Breaking the Silence From Awareness to Acknowledgement Unveiling the Elephant Blind Eyes and Deaf Ears chapter Six 61 62 65 68 Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid Saving Face Don't Rock the Boat chapter Seven 73 74 76 The Trouble with Elephants The Ostrich and the Elephant 79 86 89 127 151 156 Notes Bibliography Author Index Subject Index

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