Materialism and the deteriorated American family : a Baudrillardian reading of Edward Albee's the American dream

Other Title(s)

المادية و الأسرة الأمريكية المتدهورة : قراءة بودريلاردية للحلم الأمريكي لإدوارد ألبي

Author

Arab, Samir

Source

Djoussour el-Maaréfa

Issue

Vol. 7, Issue 1 (31 Mar. 2021), pp.454-464, 11 p.

Publisher

Hassiba Benbouali University of Chlef Faculty of Letters and Art Laboratory of Didactic of languages and discourse analysis

Publication Date

2021-03-31

Country of Publication

Algeria

No. of Pages

11

Main Topic

Literature

Topics

Abstract EN

Terms like "anguish", “void”, “dehumanization”, "estrangement" and "nothingness" have become, if not household words, at least basic to the jargon of the literature that describes socio-economic realities.

Twentieth century American drama is highly preoccupied with the impact of material life on the individual.

It describes the amount of fissure and the damaging cracks in the US family due to the consumerist tradition.

Edward Albee's The American Dream is glaring example of what might be called a textbook case of the response of the American drama to this existential vacuum.

This article offers a Baudrillardian reading of Albee's magnum opus.

Considering materialism as the hyper-real which substitutes the real values, the aim of this scrutiny is to highlight its negative effects on family, society, and the American dream.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Arab, Samir. 2021. Materialism and the deteriorated American family : a Baudrillardian reading of Edward Albee's the American dream. Djoussour el-Maaréfa،Vol. 7, no. 1, pp.454-464.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1064184

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Arab, Samir. Materialism and the deteriorated American family : a Baudrillardian reading of Edward Albee's the American dream. Djoussour el-Maaréfa Vol. 7, no. 1 (Mar. 2021), pp.454-464.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1064184

American Medical Association (AMA)

Arab, Samir. Materialism and the deteriorated American family : a Baudrillardian reading of Edward Albee's the American dream. Djoussour el-Maaréfa. 2021. Vol. 7, no. 1, pp.454-464.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1064184

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 464

Record ID

BIM-1064184