eBook 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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Overview

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.
Dedication.
Contents.
Series Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
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.
Notes.
Index.
About the Author.