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The sexual constitution of political authority: the 'trials' of same sex desire

Zanghellini, A. (2015) The sexual constitution of political authority: the 'trials' of same sex desire. Social Justice. Routledge, Abingdon, pp206. ISBN 9780415827409

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Abstract/Summary

The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority argues that there are good reasons to suppose that our understandings of state power quiver with erotic undercurrents. Through a series of case studies where a statesman's same sex desire was put on trial (either literally or metaphorically) as a problem for the good exercise of public powers, the book shows the resilience and adaptability of cultural beliefs in the incompatibility between public office and male same-sex desire.

Item Type:Book
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:40143
Publisher:Routledge

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