British Cultural Studies Essay

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University of Tuzla Faculty of Philosophy Department of English Language and Literature The Impact of Thatcherism on the Position of Women in British society Professor: Student: Jasmina Husanović Sanela Kahrimanović Tuzla, December 2014. This essay will discuss the impact of Thatcherism on the position of women in British society. In order to understand Thatcherism, this essay will be divided into several parts. The first part will be dealing with the basic information about Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party, followed by the theoretical approaches of Natasha Walter, Linda Grant, Patricia Hewit, and several other influential women. Next, the attention will be focused on the actual impact , if there is any, and for the end, the conclusion. Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party Margaret Thatcher was born on 13 October 1925, and died on 8th April 2013. She was the leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990 and the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, during the period from 1979 to 1990. The Conservative Party is the oldest political party in the world. It has passed through many changes and phrases from its beginning so it has a long history. It has been the dominant governing party, but it has also suffered divisions, defeats, and spells in politics. The Conservative Party has remained relevant because its programme have adapted to the changing social and political environment. The fact that Conservative Party has always stood for social stability and the rights of property provided continuity. One of the periods which had a great impact on British society, economy and culture was the period of Conservative

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