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Volleys of HumanityEssays 1972-2009$
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Helene Cixous and Eric Prenowitz

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748639038

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.001.0001

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The Oklahoma Nature Theater Is Recruiting

The Oklahoma Nature Theater Is Recruiting

(p.177) Chapter 10 The Oklahoma Nature Theater Is Recruiting
Volleys of Humanity

Hélène Cixous

Edinburgh University Press

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

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