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The Resource Scandal : the sexual politics of the British constitution, Anna Clark

Scandal : the sexual politics of the British constitution, Anna Clark

Label
Scandal : the sexual politics of the British constitution
Title
Scandal
Title remainder
the sexual politics of the British constitution
Statement of responsibility
Anna Clark
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 character sketches and illustrations, Anna Clark explains that activists used these stories to illustrate constitutional issues concerning the Crown, Parliament, and public opinion."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, Anna
Dewey number
320.941/082/09033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA480
LC item number
.C567 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex
  • Sex
  • Political corruption
  • Political corruption
  • Scandals
  • Scandals
  • Constitutional history
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Scandal : the sexual politics of the British constitution, Anna Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Wilkes, sexuality, and liberty: how scandal transforms politics -- Influence or independence: women and elections, 1777-1788 -- Edmund Burke and the Begums of Oudh: gender, empire, and public opinion -- Scandal in an age of revolution -- From petticoat influence to women's rights? -- The Mary Anne Clarke affair and the system of corruption -- Queen Caroline and the sexual politics of the British constitution -- Sexual scandals and politics, past and present
Control code
51607318
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780691115016
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003043349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Scandal : the sexual politics of the British constitution, Anna Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Wilkes, sexuality, and liberty: how scandal transforms politics -- Influence or independence: women and elections, 1777-1788 -- Edmund Burke and the Begums of Oudh: gender, empire, and public opinion -- Scandal in an age of revolution -- From petticoat influence to women's rights? -- The Mary Anne Clarke affair and the system of corruption -- Queen Caroline and the sexual politics of the British constitution -- Sexual scandals and politics, past and present
Control code
51607318
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780691115016
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003043349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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