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The Rational State: A feminist look, supported by Althusser’s Marxist theory, at how Mr. Scogan views and interacts with the women in Aldous Huxley’s Crome Yellow
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper analyses Mr. Scogan and his treatment of women with the use of Althusser’s Marxist theory which (supposedly and in this case successfully) reveals the ideology which infuses every State and every larger social group. Feminist theory is then used to analyse his philosophy which influences both his utopia, “the Rational State”, as well as his treatment of women – the conclusion drawn after analysing several events or discussions in Crome Yellow, such as on the Home Farm, the Rational State and the Charity Fair was that Mr. Scogan is perhaps not representative of all men and certainly not of men (and men’s notions) at the timeof Crome Yellow’s publication, but he is representative of a stereotypical man who oppress women based on their femininity. The worst case scenario drawn was that Mr. Scogan could be a rapist of young virgins.

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2012. , 64 p.
Keyword [en]
Huxley, Althusser, ideology, fascism, rationality, feminism, patriarchy, essentialism, Enlightenment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12167Archive number: HEU:C12:8OAI: diva2:534986
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Education – upper secondary school
2012-06-11, Gävle, 00:43 (English)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-21 Created: 2012-06-19 Last updated: 2012-07-09Bibliographically approved

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