The Oklahoma Nature Theater Is Recruiting

Hélène Cixous

in Volleys of Humanity

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780748639038
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653638 | DOI:
The Oklahoma Nature Theater Is Recruiting

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This chapter discusses Cixous' trips to America. It narrates her conversation with her taxi driver while on the way to a meeting of her theatre company, and discusses the logic of persecution that is evident in Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. It studies the Americans' ignorance and indifference to ‘the rest’ of the world, the American viewpoint, and introduces the concepts of Saddamisation and ground zero. Finally, it describes everyday American culture as a ‘culture of fear’ and the Bushian spirit as a man hunter. The chapter also presents Cixous' reflections on America.

Keywords: logic of persecution; American viewpoint; Saddamisation; ground zero; everyday American culture; culture of fear; Bushian spirit

Chapter.  6817 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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