Thatcher, Politics and Fantasy: The Political Culture of Gender and Nation
Lawrence And Wishart Ltd | ISBN 0853159629 | 2003-04-01 | PDF | 224pages | 501 KB
Drawing on a wide range of sources including speeches, press photos, campaign posters, radio interviews, magazine articles, and political biographies, this well-documented analysis explores the persona of Margaret Thatcher and the complex ways in which her politics resonated with the fears and desires of the British electorate. Whether she appears as the doughty "Tory woman," the commonsense housewife, the warrior queen, or the Iron Lady, Thatcher's leadership offers new images of gender and political power. Particular forms of femininity and masculinity are examined to redefine political leadership and national identity.