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    Response to Lynne Segal: Thatcher’s legacy

    Frosh, Stephen (2013) Response to Lynne Segal: Thatcher’s legacy. Psychodynamic Practice 20 (1), pp. 20-24. ISSN 1475-3634.

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    Abstract

    In response to Lynne Segal’s paper on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher, I briefly examine how Thatcher redefined the ‘social’ away from being an expression of care and mutuality. Playing on images of the dangers of infection and enfeeblement, she mobilised fears about dependency to create a discourse of strength and self-aggrandising invulnerability, a discourse that is destructive of sociality and an ethic of care.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): society, ethic of care, dependency, Thatcherism
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MAMSIE)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 13:03
    Last Modified: 14 Jun 2021 21:38
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/9000

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