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Queering Thatcher: whatever happened to politics and culture in the 1980s?

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Simon During

University of QueenslandNone
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Thatcherism was an incoherent form of governmentality which marked the end of both the traditional left and the traditional conservative right. It also contributed to literary culture's loss of authority. A loss of authority which also, however, meant an increase of literature's truth-telling power. Alan Hollingshurst’s The Line of Beauty was such a powerful truth-telling novel about the Thatcherite period in part because it critiqued Thatcherism by appealing to death's blind finality as uncovered in the HIV epidemic of the period.
How to Cite: During, S., (2013). Queering Thatcher: whatever happened to politics and culture in the 1980s?. JOMEC Journal. (3), p.None. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18573/j.2013.10249
Published on 01 Jun 2013.
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