Sex Scandals  Gender  and Power in Contemporary American Politics

Sex Scandals Gender and Power in Contemporary American Politics


  • Author : Hinda Mandell
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2017-04-17
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781440843280


Sex Scandals Gender and Power in Contemporary American Politics Book Description :

The increasing tabloidization of politics and focus on politicians involved in sex scandals is both problematic and important. 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. • Explains how sex scandals regarding political figures significantly impact people's opinions of politicians and government as well as how sex scandals harm the U.S. political process • Demonstrates how political sex scandals are a representation of society's broader gender dynamics, conveying subtle messages about power and morality • Offer...

Gender  Race  and Social Identity in American Politics

Gender Race and Social Identity in American Politics


  • Author : Lori L. Montalbano
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-08-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781498573849


Gender Race and Social Identity in American Politics Book Description :

This book explores the convergence of gender, race, and social identities in the often-exclusionary arena of American politics. Contributors examine contemporary issues as they relate to candidate positioning, acceptance, and clashing ideologies that pervade America’s political landscape....

Compromising Positions

Compromising Positions


  • Author : Dr. Leslie Dorrough Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-01
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780190924096


Compromising Positions Book Description :

Americans have long believed that the private lives of their politicians are important indicators of their fitness to lead and of their ability to defend and uphold American values. For many, a sex scandal renders a person ineligible, or at the very least questionably qualified, for public service. In Compromising Positions, Leslie Dorrough Smith questions the assumption that sex scandals are really about sex-- that is, that they are primarily concerned with the discovery of sexual misconduct. She argues that they are, instead, a form of cultural storytelling that uses racial and gendered symbols to create a collective sense of national worth and strength. Smith shows that sex scandals involve the use of four very powerful social tools--gender, race,...

Compromising Positions

Compromising Positions


  • Author : Leslie Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190924072


Compromising Positions Book Description :

Americans have long believed that the private lives of their politicians are important indicators of their fitness to lead and of their ability to defend and uphold American values. For many, a sex scandal renders a person ineligible, or at the very least questionably qualified, for public service. In Compromising Positions, Leslie Dorrough Smith questions the assumption that sex scandals are really about sex-- that is, that they are primarily concerned with the discovery of sexual misconduct. She argues that they are, instead, a form of cultural storytelling that uses racial and gendered symbols to create a collective sense of national worth and strength. Smith shows that sex scandals involve the use of four very powerful social tools--gender, race,...

Sex Scandals in American Politics

Sex Scandals in American Politics


  • Author : Alison Dagnes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2011-09-15
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781441106469


Sex Scandals in American Politics Book Description :

A collection of essays that examine the construction, disgrace, and consequences of political sex scandals from various academic disciplines....

Crafting Dissent

Crafting Dissent


  • Author : Hinda Mandell
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538118405


Crafting Dissent Book Description :

Pussyhats, typically crafted with yarn, quite literally created a sea of pink the day after Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States in January 2017, as the inaugural Women’s March unfolded throughout the U.S., and sister cities globally. But there was nothing new about women crafting as a means of dissent. Crafting Dissent: Handicraft as Protest from the American Revolution to the Pussyhats is the first book that demonstrates how craft, typically involving the manipulation of yarn, thread and fabric, has also been used as a subversive tool throughout history and up to the present day, to push back against government policy and social norms that crafters perceive to be harmful to them, their bodies, their families, their ideal...

Public Affairs

Public Affairs


  • Author : Paul Apostolidis
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-12-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822385387


Public Affairs Book Description :

Public affairs—or sex scandals—involving prominent politicians are as revealing of American culture as they are of individual peccadillos. Implicated in their unfolding are a broad range of institutions, trends, questions, and struggles, including political parties, Hollywood, the Christian right, new communications technologies, the restructuring of corporate media, feminist and civil rights debates, and the meaning of public life in the “society of the spectacle.” The contributors to Public Affairs examine, from a variety of perspectives, how political sex scandals take shape, gain momentum, and alter the U.S. political and cultural landscape. The essays in Public Affairs reflect on a number of sex scandals while emphasizing the Clinton/Lew...

Political Scandal

Political Scandal


  • Author : John B. Thompson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-04-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745657059


Political Scandal Book Description :

Political scandals have become a pervasive feature of many societies today. From Profumo to the cash-for-questions scandal, from Watergate to the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, scandals have come to play a central role in politics and in the shaping of public debate. What are the characteristics of political scandals and why have they come to assume such prominence today? What are the social and political consequences of the preoccupation with political scandal in the public domain? In this major new book Thompson develops a systematic and wide-ranging analysis of the phenomenon of political scandal. He shows that the rise of political scandal is linked to the changes brought about by the development of communication media, which have transformed the natur...

News  Gender and Power

News Gender and Power


  • Author : Stuart Allan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-01-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134699544


News Gender and Power Book Description :

How do gender relations affect the practice of journalism? Despite the star status accorded to some women reporters, and the dramatic increase in the number of women working in journalism, why do men continue to occupy most senior management positions? And why do female readers, viewers and listeners remain as elusive as ever? News, Gender and Power addresses the pressing questions of how gender shapes the forms, practice, institutions and audiences of journalism. The contributors, who include John Hartley, Pat Holland, Jenny Kitzinger and Myra Macdonald, draw on feminist theory and gender-sensitive critiques to explore media issues such as: * ownership and control * employment and occupation status * the representation of women in the media * the se...

Scandal

Scandal


  • Author : Anna Clark
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400849543


Scandal Book Description :

Are sex scandals simply trivial distractions from serious issues or can they help democratize politics? In 1820, George IV's "royal gambols" with his mistresses endangered the Old Oak of the constitution. When he tried to divorce Queen Caroline for adultery, the resulting scandal enabled activists to overcome state censorship and revitalize reform. Looking at six major British scandals between 1763 and 1820, this book demonstrates that scandals brought people into politics because they evoked familiar stories of sex and betrayal. In vibrant prose woven with vivid character sketches and illustrations, Anna Clark explains that activists used these stories to illustrate constitutional issues concerning the Crown, Parliament, and public opinion. Clark ar...