The handmaid’s tale: Uncovering the similarities between Ronald Reagan’s and Donald Trump’s Administration

Aldekogarai Zubia, Irati. (2020). The handmaid’s tale: Uncovering the similarities between Ronald Reagan’s and Donald Trump’s Administration Master Thesis, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (España). Facultad de Filología

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Título The handmaid’s tale: Uncovering the similarities between Ronald Reagan’s and Donald Trump’s Administration
Autor(es) Aldekogarai Zubia, Irati
Abstract The Handmaid’s Tale is considered a major piece in North-American literature for it puts forth a variety of women’s issues that were in the spotlight in the 1980s. Not only did the book challenge the established order of the 1980s politics, but it did also cast light on the fatal consequences of instituting a deeply religious authoritarian regime. In 2017, the book made the leap to Hulu, an online series broadcasting service, which provoked the story to become available to millions of viewers. The novel and the TV series have become internationally acclaimed by the feminisms of the 21st century. The aim of this Master’s dissertation is to analyse the particularities of Ronald Reagan’s and Donald Trump’s political measures while, at the same time, connecting the findings to correlating events in the novel and the series, respectively. In order to carry out this analysis I will first proceed to discuss the interplay of women, power and violence in Atwood’s literary production to establish the fundamental grounds around which this paper will revolve. Once the theoretical foundations are provided, I will examine the novel in detail supporting my analysis with Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish and Pierre Bourdieu’s Masculine Domination. Subsequently, I intend to connect my findings with the main political events under Regan’s administration; in particular, focus will be placed upon the issue of abortion and women’s agency over their own bodies. Later on, I comment on the TV series peculiarities in order to cast light upon the events currently unfolding under Donald Trump’s administration. Finally, I shall compare Reagan’s and Trump’s administration in the quest for similarities between their political agendas, while, of course, linking my discoveries to specific events in both the novel and the TV series.
Notas adicionales Trabajo de Fin de Máster. Máster Universitario en Estudios Literarios y Culturales Ingleses y su Proyección Social. UNED
Materia(s) Filología
Palabra clave The Handmaid’s Tale
Ronald Reagan
Donald Trump
patriarchy
female reproductive rights
Editor(es) Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (España). Facultad de Filología
Director/Tutor Cerezo Moreno, Marta
Fecha 2020-03-18
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Identificador bibliuned:master-Filologia-ELyCIyPS-Ialdekogarai
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Idioma eng
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Nivel de acceso y licencia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
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Tipo de recurso master Thesis
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