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On Scandal Moral Disturbances in Society, Politics, and Art

ISBN-10: 0521720400
ISBN-13: 9780521720403
Edition: 2009
Authors: Ari Adut
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 374
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

W. James Potter, professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, holds one PhD in Communication Studies and another in Instructional Technology. He has been teaching media courses for more than two decades at Indiana University, Florida State University, UCLA, Stanford University, and Western Michigan University. He has served as editor of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media and is the author of well over a hundred scholarly articles and over two dozen books, including: Media Literacy (now in its 8th edition), Media Effects, The 11 Myths of Media Violence, Becoming a Strategic Thinker: Developing Skills for Success, On Media Violence, Theory of Media Literacy: A Cognitive Approach, and How to Publish Your Communication Research (with Alison Alexander).nbsp;Ari Adut is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds postgraduate degrees from #201;cole des Hautes #201;tudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and the University of Chicago, where he has also taught. His research has received support from the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies.

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Disruptive Publicity of Transgression
What Is Scandal?
The Transgression
The Publicizer
The Public
More Complex Forms
Publicity
Scandal as Lived Experience
Contamination
Associative Contamination
Audience Contamination
Aggravating Elements
Provocation
What Follows
The Fall of Oscar Wilde
The Scandal of Homosexuality in Victorian England
Victorians and Oscar Wilde before His Trials
The Impending Scandal
The Dynamics of the Oscar Wilde Affair
The Libel Trial
The Prosecution and Conviction of Wilde
The Presidency, Imperial and Imperiled
Political Scandal
Democracy and Political Scandal
The Media
Moral Attack and Vulnerability
The Vulnerabilities of Presidents
Sociopolitical Conjuncture
Mode of Presidential Governance
The Traditional Presidency and Its Scandals
The Modern Presidency and Its Protections
The Making of Watergate
The Transgressions
The Unfolding of Watergate
The Presidency after Watergate
Imperial Tendencies in the 2000s
Investigating Corruption in France
Norm Entrepreneurship
Scandal and Norm Entrepreneurship
Corruption in France
Transformations in the Eighties
The French Penal Procedure and the Investigating Magistrates
The Mobilization of the Investigating Magistrates
The Scandal Strategies
Techniques of Insubordination
Targeting Higher-ups
Publicizing the Transgression
Challenging the Political Elite
The Consequences of the Scandals
The Limits and Discontents of Scandal
Sex and the American Public Sphere
Sex and Scandal
Sex and Politics in the Nineteenth-Century United States
The Rise of Modesty
Sexual Liberalization and the Decline of Modesty
The Rise of Sexual Politics
The Making of the Lewinsky Affair
Provocation in Art
Transgression in Art and Its Effects
Impressionism and Its Scandals
The Moral Logics of Modern Art
Subversive Content
Form and Morality
The Paradoxes of Contemporary Art
The Crisis of the Art Object
The Return of the Real
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index

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