An Althusserian Reading of Harold Pinter's One for the Road


Aydogdu M.

TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH, cilt.3, sa.1, ss.1-11, 2014 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 3 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7596/taksad.v3i1.306
  • Dergi Adı: TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-11

Özet

Louis Althusser in his seminal essay "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses" in Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays (1970) discusses the ways through which a State dominates/subjugates its subjects by means of Repressive and Ideological State Apparatuses, the effects of which are traceable in Harold Pinter's 1984-play One for the Road. Within this scope, this paper seeks to examine Pinter's one-act play from an Althusserian point of view with a view to demonstrating the manipulative influence of ISAs and SA on the creation of subjects who would serve for the State.