Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Essex.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-281) and index.
1. Thatcherism, the new racism and the British New Right: hegemonic imaginary or accidental mirage? -- 2. Derrida's 'infrastructure' of supplementarity -- 3. Separating difference from what it can do: nihilism and bio-power relations -- 4. Powellism: the black immigrant as the post-colonial symptom and the phantasmatic re-closure of the British nation -- 5. Thatcherism's promotion of homosexuality.
A ground-breaking study of racism and homophobia in late twentieth-century British politics.