Unsettling the Binarisms of Dominant Discourse in Hanay Geiogamah’s Plays Body Indian and Foghorn
Keywords:Native American playwriting, Hanay Geiogamah, Body Indian, Foghorn, destabilising whiteness
This essay deals with two plays by the contemporary Native American author Hanay Geiogamah, Body Indian and Foghorn. Based on the premise that literature plays an important role in disrupting the exercise of power and written against the backdrop of critical whiteness studies, it investigates how the playwright intervenes in the assumptions about whiteness as a static privilege-granting category and system of dominance.
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