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The Falklands War : myth and countermyth

Author: David Monaghan
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] : MacMillan Press ; New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the first full length analysis of myth-making activity around the Falklands war, Monaghan examines how the Thatcherite reading of the war as a myth of British greatness reborn was developed through political speeches and writing.
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Art and the war
Named Person: Margaret Thatcher; Margaret Thatcher
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Monaghan
ISBN: 0333655818 9780333655818 031221331X 9780312213312
OCLC Number: 38738869
Description: xviii, 208 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Margaret Thatcher and the Making of the Falklands Myth --
Confronting the Icon: Portrayals of Margaret Thatcher in The Falklands Factor, Sink the Belgrano! and If ... --
Opportunists and Hooligans: Thatcherism in The Ploughman's Lunch and Arrivederci Millwall! --
Writing the Imaginary Britain: The Kingdom by the Sea and Coasting --
Em-Bodying the Disembodied: Tumbledown, Resurrected and the Language of Chivalry --
Ten Years After: An Ungentlemanly Act.
Responsibility: David Monaghan.

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This book examines the debate which has long raged in Britain about the meaning of the Falklands War. Using literary critical methods, Monaghan examines how the Thatcherite reading of the war as a  Read more...

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