Thatcher and After: Margaret Thatcher and Her Afterlife in Contemporary Culture

Thatcher and After: Margaret Thatcher and Her Afterlife in Contemporary Culture

by L. Hadley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230233317

ISBN-13: 9780230233317

Pub. Date: 09/14/2010

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

The first substantial interdisciplinary, cross-genre critique of Margaret Thatcher and her cultural'afterlife', exploring Thatcher's legacy across a range of areas including public policy, broadcast media, film, poetry, architectural design, political cartoons and literature.

Overview

The first substantial interdisciplinary, cross-genre critique of Margaret Thatcher and her cultural'afterlife', exploring Thatcher's legacy across a range of areas including public policy, broadcast media, film, poetry, architectural design, political cartoons and literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230233317
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

Acknowledgments viii

Notes on Contributors ix

Introduction

"The Lady's Not For Turning": New Cultural Perspectives on Thatcher and Tatcherism 1

Part I Thatcher

1 "There is no such thing!" On Public Service, Broadcasting, the National Health Service and "People" in the 1980s Patricia Holland Georgia Eglezou 29

2 "New Times" Television?: Channel 4 and My Beautiful Laundrette Alex Beaumont 53

3 The Gospel of Gandhi: Whiteness and State Narcissism in Thatcherite England Jason Mezey 75

4 Rural Heritage and Colonial Nostalgia in the Thatcher Years: V. S. Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival Lucienne Loh 96

5 There's No Place like Home: Margaret Thatcher at Number 10 Downing Street Kevin A. Morrison 115

Part II After

6 Shameless?: Picturing the "Underclass" after Thatcherism Heather Nunn Anita Biressi 137

7 Carving Up Value: The Tragicomic Thatcher Years in Jonathan Coe Ryan Trimm 158

8 Let's Dance: The Line of Beauty and the Revenant Figure of Thatcher Kim Duff 180

9 Sarah Kane: Cool Britannia's Reluctant Feminist Graham Saunders 199

10 Parodic Reiterations: Representations of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism in Late Twentieth-Century British Political Cartoons Heather Joyce 221

Index 244

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