The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority: The 'Trials' of Same-Sex Desire

@inproceedings{Zanghellini2015TheSC,
  title={The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority: The 'Trials' of Same-Sex Desire},
  author={Aleardo Zanghellini},
  year={2015}
}
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. 

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