SecrecyStudies -- A scholarly, cross-disciplinary list for the discussion of secrecy.


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Secrecy Studies is a scholarly discussion list open to academics and researchers concerned with the study of secrecy as the intentional concealment of information (see Simmel, The sociology of secrecy and of secret societies, 1906). As such, this list is concerned with inter, multi, and transdisciplinary investigations of secrecy, including forms, definitions, theory, language, techniques, analyses, policy, and research methods across fields and disciplines.

In encouraging discussions on the intentional concealment of information, the Secrecy Studies list hopes to locate commonalities and patterns in the use of secrecy in social relationships, including institutions and groups.

Secrecy Studies is moderated by Susan Maret (School of Information, San Jose State) and Brian Rappert (Sociology, Philosophy, and Anthropology, Univ. of Exeter).

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