Sex Scandals in American Politics: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Construction and Aftermath of Contemporary Political Sex Scandals (Paperback)Alison Dagnes (editor)
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Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 14 mm
Pre-pub feature in the Shippensburg, PA Record Herald
"Rarely do sex scandals receive careful attention and consideration from academics.A Rarer still does a volume as comprehensive as this come along.A The authors provide a systematic, exhaustive, and multi-disciplinary approach in an area begging for empirical analysis.A Aside from tackling the obvious questions of why politicians engage in such risky behavior, this book forces us to ask deeper questions about the electorate and their fickle relationship with elected officials." - David Wiltse, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Briar Cliff University.
As this edited volume so aptly demonstrates, there is no single or simple reason why men who have been elected to political office engage in risky sexual behaviors that may bring them down from the pinnacle of power.A Just as complex is the hair-trigger response of the American public and media, even to behaviors that while they may be amoral, are not illegal. Dagnes and contributors offer multiple analytic lenses to help readers understand both the dynamics that drive individual behavior, as well as the social and political context in which these behaviors and responses occur - American society in the 21st century - one that is so profoundly ambivalent about sex, and the role of sex in our lives. -- Betsy Crane, Ph.D., Professor, Director, Graduate Programs in Human Sexuality, Widener University.
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