Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Book — xi, 250 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors 'The Lady's Not For Turning': New Cultural Perspectives on Thatcher and Thatcherism-- L.Hadley & E.Ho PART I: THATCHER 'There Is No Such Thing!': On Public Service, Broadcasting, The National Health Service and 'People' in the 1980s-- P.Holland & G.Eglezou 'New Times' Television?: Channel
4 and My Beautiful Laundrette-- A.Beaumont The Gospel of Gandhi: Whiteness and State Narcissism in Thatcherite England-- J.Mezey Rural Heritage and Colonial Nostalgia in the Thatcher Years: V. S. Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival-- L.Loh There's No Place like Home: Margaret Thatcher at Number
10 Downing Street-- K.A.Morrison PART II: AFTER Shameless?: Picturing the 'Underclass' after Thatcherism-- H.Nunn & A.Biressi Carving Up Value: The Tragicomic Thatcher Years in Jonathan Coe-- R.Trimm Let's Dance: The Line of Beauty and the Revenant Figure of Thatcher-- K.Duff Sarah Kane: Cool Britannia's Reluctant Feminist-- G.Saunders Parodic Reiterations: Representations of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism in Late Twentieth-Century British Political Cartoons-- H.Joyce Notes Index.
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Thatcher& After explores the persistent reappearances of Margaret Thatcher, Britain's most loved and reviled Prime Minister, in contemporary British culture. Twenty years after Thatcher left office, Britain is still struggling to come to terms with her legacy. This exciting and original volume reads Thatcher's moment as a profound and powerful rupture in British political and cultural life and argues that there is an afterlife to Thatcher and Thatcherism that requires address and even redress in the present. The urgent goal of this volume is to restore a Thatcherite past to a present that is increasingly forgetful and celebratory of Thatcher and to resist the growing conservatism in British life. Its contributors provide strategies and opportunities to resist in the present, however belatedly, Thatcherism's all-pervasive policies - policies that can be seen problematically even at the core of New Labour's ideologies. Through a range of essays, scholars of literature, cultural studies, media studies, film and drama question what it means to be living in a post-Thatcher world. (source: Nielsen Book Data)