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Sex, lies & politics

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This book provides a much-needed analysis of the changing representation of gay politicians in UK newspapers. Focusing on the 1950s onwards, a time when the press became more personal and gay politicians/politicians involved in gay scandals came to the forefront of media attention, the text uses case-studies and socio-political analysis to develop a frame of representation which shows how a move from intolerance to tolerance to partial recognition of homosexuality has impacted upon the acceptability of homosexuality in 'heterosexual public space', with this then affecting the representation of gay politicians in the press. What was private has now become public, pointing to the fact that gay politicians have mediated personas; their private lives, and sexualities, are lived in/presented through the media. This book reveals insights about representation and the construction of identity through its focus on sexuality, politicians and the media, with the changing line between the private and public an essential concept. Sensationalism and scandal are key issues in the text, with the press coverage of politicians caught up in gay scandals, as well as gay politicians, explored. The representation of gay politicians in the UK press has so far been underrepresented in media and political studies. Lack of discussion is strange, considering that gay politicians have been at the forefront of the medias attention over the last fifty years. This book provides a much needed contribution to political, media and social history. This book is hard back and appears unread. It is in excellent condition apart from minor creasing to the top and bottom of the hard cover spine.

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Author(s):
Smith, Donna
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9x6x0.75in
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
184519456X
ISBN-13:
9781845194567
Number of pages:
239
Publisher:
Sussex Academic

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This book provides a much-needed analysis of the changing representation of gay politicians in UK newspapers. Focusing on the 1950s onwards, a time when the press became more personal and gay politicians/politicians involved in gay scandals came to the forefront of media attention, the text uses case-studies and socio-political analysis to develop a frame of representation which shows how a move from intolerance to tolerance to partial recognition of homosexuality has impacted upon the acceptability of homosexuality in 'heterosexual public space', with this then affecting the representation of gay politicians in the press. What was private has now become public, pointing to the fact that gay politicians have mediated personas; their private lives, and sexualities, are lived in/presented through the media. This book reveals insights about representation and the construction of identity through its focus on sexuality, politicians and the media, with the changing line between the private and public an essential concept. Sensationalism and scandal are key issues in the text, with the press coverage of politicians caught up in gay scandals, as well as gay politicians, explored. The representation of gay politicians in the UK press has so far been underrepresented in media and political studies. Lack of discussion is strange, considering that gay politicians have been at the forefront of the medias attention over the last fifty years. This book provides a much needed contribution to political, media and social history. This book is hard back and appears unread. It is in excellent condition apart from minor creasing to the top and bottom of the hard cover spine.

Author(s):
Smith, Donna
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9x6x0.75in
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
184519456X
ISBN-13:
9781845194567
Number of pages:
239
Publisher:
Sussex Academic

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