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Scandal : the sexual politics of the British constitution

Author: Anna Clark
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2006, ©2004.
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Are sex scandals simply trivial distractions from serious issues or can they help democratize politics? Looking at six major British scandals between 1763 and 1820, this book demonstrates that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Clark
ISBN: 9780691126012 0691126011
OCLC Number: 62307769
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: xii, 311 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Anna Clark.
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