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سپيده امين پور
زنان در خطر مضاعف: بررسي تاريخ گرايي نوين در دو اثر از هلن بنديكت: ملكه شني و فصل گرگ
women veterans in double Jeopardy: A new historicist reading of Helen benedict's novels:sandqueen and wolf season
War under neoliberal regime is in fact a bio political battle. The invasion of America has been a complicated war in Iraq .The “exercise of power” on women bodies in those military camps is a hidden reality. Helen Benedict shares with Foucault the notion of power as a controlling element for behaviors like sexual assault. The behaviors that according to Foucault were made through power relations. The purpose of this study is to apply Foucault’s views of power on the tragic realities in Helen Benedict’s interviews and their reflection in her two novels Sand Queen and Wolf Season. This thesis suggests to apply two theoretical strands ;( a Foucauldian/ Faircloughian) viewpoint on power to examine this tragic aspect of women veterans’ life. First Foucault’s notion of bio politics and bio power is suggested to explain the dominance of power over women veterans’ bodies. The second thing to examine is the relationship between power and language in the military camps. The Theory of Fairclough on power behind discourse is suggested to indicate that the existing power in military camps resulted in the use of words like (bitch, dyke, whore…) As Fairclough believes in the ideological role of language for the exercise of the power. This analysis is to suggest that a woman veteran’s identity is reshaped under the dominance of the exercise of bio politics in the military camps.
: bio-power, bio-politics, sexual assault, identity crisis, identity