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New Right Discourse on Race and Sexuality : Britain, 1968-1990 - Professor Anna Marie Smith

New Right Discourse on Race and Sexuality

Britain, 1968-1990

Hardcover Published: 27th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521452977
Number Of Pages: 300

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The first book in the Cultural Margins series is a ground-breaking study of racism and homophobia in British politics, which demonstrates the demonisation of blacks, lesbians, and gays in New Right discourse. Anna Marie Smith develops theoretical insights from literary and cultural critics, including Nietzsche, Foucault, Derrida, Hall, and Gilroy, to produce detailed readings of two key moments in New Right discourse: the speeches of Enoch Powell on black immigration (1968-72) and the legislative campaign of the late 1980s to prohibit the promotion of homosexuality. Her analysis challenges the silence on racism and homophobia in previous studies of Thatcherism and the New Right, and shows how demonisation of lesbians and gays depends on previous demonisations of black immigrant and criminal figures. Overall, this book offers a devastating critique of racism and homophobia in late twentieth-century Britain.

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Introduction
Thatcherism, the new racism, and the British New Right: hegemonic imaginary or accidental mirage?
Derrida's 'infrastructure' of supplementarity
Separating difference from what it can do: nihilism and bio-power relations
Powellism: the black immigrant as the post-colonial symptom and the phantasmatic re-closure of the British nation
Thatcherism's promotion of homosexuality
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521452977
ISBN-10: 052145297X
Series: Cultural Margins
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 14.35  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.45

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