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Author West, Mark D., 1968-

Title Secrets, sex, and spectacle : the rules of scandal in Japan and the United States / Mark D. West
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 404 pages) : illustrations
Contents Players -- Privacy and honor -- Groups -- Individuals -- Sex -- Apology
Summary A leader of a global superpower is betrayed by his mistress, who makes public the sordid details of their secret affair. His wife stands by as he denies the charges. Debates over definitions of moral leadership ensue. Sound familiar? If you guessed Clinton and Lewinsky, try again. This incident involved former Japanese prime minister Sosuke Uno and a geisha. In Secrets, Sex, and Spectacle, Mark D. West organizes the seemingly random worlds of Japanese and American scandal?from corporate fraud to baseball cheaters, political corruption to celebrity sexcapades?to explore well-ingrained similarit
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Law -- Japan.
Law -- United States.
Scandals -- Japan.
Scandals -- United States.
Japan -- Social life and customs.
United States -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006012466
ISBN 0226894118 (electronic bk.)
9780226894119 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)