Acknowledgments [chapter]

2020 Sex Scandal  
The moment the subject of scandal arises, the question of how to avoid it comes up as well. Since the surest means of keeping oneself from becoming scandal's victim is to be dutiful, a book that focuses on scandal might be expected to worry over the routine of meeting its own obligations. Such worry might be warranted were there not so much pleasure to be had in this particular diligence. It is to the readers for whose eyes these pages were initially written, in the form of a doctoral
more » ... doctoral dissertation, that I owe my foremost intellectual debts. D. A. Miller, Catherine Gallagher, and Thomas W. Laqueur made immeasurable contributions to my thinking and writing, providing valuable guidance through both their comments on my work and the model of their own scholarship. Without the steadfast dedication of Laura M. Green and Elizabeth Young at every phase of its composition, this project would have been inconceivable. Members of the Victorian dissertation group at Berkeley supplied thoughtful comments on the work as it emerged, and continue to provide intellectual community. I am grateful to
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