Sex Scandals America
Politics and the Ritual of Public Shaming
Year Published: 2009
Pages: 280pp Price: $35.95 ISBN: 978-0978252687
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX11746
A comprehensive history of sexual scandals in America from colonial times, including Pocahontas and the Puritans, to today which exposes the scandals of national political figures and celebrities and ties these scandals to the deeper changes in sexual culture. It assesses the role of political scandals as a form of public shaming and shows how, scandals have changed, evolving from a morality tale to an entertainment distraction.