Sex Scandals, Gender, and Power in Contemporary American Politics, 1st Edition

  • Hinda Mandell
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  • ISBN-10: 1440843287
  • ISBN-13: 9781440843280
  • DDC: 320.973081
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 247 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book examines how gender impacts political sex scandals in the United States, in the past and today; explains how political sex scandals contribute to the mistrust of government; and identifies why these titillating events do have serious consequences for our political system.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Political Sex Scandals: How and Why Gender Matters.
2: A Brief History of Political Sex Scandals.
3: What a Joke: Philandering Politicians Get the Cartoon Treatment.
4: When Mistresses Become Media Starlets: The Ascension of the Political Sex-Scandal Celebrity.
5: Political Wives, Scandal, and the Double Bind: Press Coverage through a Gendered Lens.
6: Have I Got a Story for You: State Lawmakers Confront Scandal in the New York Assembly.
7: “How Can People Be So Dumb and Still Be in Politics?” Public Response to Prominent Scandals.
8: In Sickness and Scandal: Married Couples Navigate Scandal in the News.
9: Concluding Thoughts: Scandal and Gender in the 21st Century.
Appendix A Scandal-Defining Variables for Scandal Compilation.
Appendix B Guiding Questions for Textual Analysis of Printed Text.
Appendix C Interview Protocol for Married Couples.
About the Author.