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Asadi Amjad F. A New Historical Study of Gender, Power, and Language In David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. LCQ. 2009; 2 (7) :37-58
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-6198-en.html
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Among contemporary playwrights, screenplay writers, and film directors, David Mamet is undoubtedly one of the best and most famous, especially in America. This study tries to analyze Glengarry Glen Ross, the best-known work of Mamet, which received Pulitzer Prize. We have chosen New Historicism as our main approach and we resort to Foucault's views and ideas in order to have a richer conceptual framework. The main concern of this paper is to analyze the concept of gender identity, the direct interrelation between power and sexuality, and the trace of this interrelation in social and business challenges. This study also discusses the traces of American capitalism as a circulating and dominant discourse and the way it exercises its power over different classes. Furthermore, it tries to give an account of David Mamet's attitude on gender roles. Finally, the paper deals with the question of language as a means of linking and signifying gender and power.
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Received: 2009/03/10 | Accepted: 2009/07/22 | Published: 2010/02/26
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