Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution

by

Write The First Customer Review

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 ...

Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution 2006, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691126012

Revised edition

Trade paperback

Select
Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution 2003, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691115016

Hardcover

Select