The shadow of Thatcher: Women, feminism, culture and politics
Arthurs, J. and Tincknell, E. (2009) The shadow of Thatcher: Women, feminism, culture and politics. In: The Shadow of Thatcher: Women, Feminism, Culture and Politics, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, May 2009. Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/13209
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Jane Arthurs was the co-organiser of this academic symposium, which reflected on the continuing impact of Thatcherism and of Margaret Thatcher on feminist politics and popular culture since the 1980s. The conference asekd "Why does Margaret Thatcher remain such a powerfully iconic figure and what does this tell us about contemporary feminism?"; "What has been the legacy of Thatcherism for the cultural politics of class?"; How has Thatcherism been represented and mediated in popular culture?"; "To what extent have Thatcherism and post-Thatcherism problematised feminist politics and culture?" and "In what ways does the re-telling of the 1980s in contemporary film and TV compare to stories produced during that decade?". The Keynote Speakers were Heather Nunn, Jackie Stacey and Beverley Skeggs.