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Review essay3 the british press weighed in with man trouble, those who defend oleanna claim that mamet's treatment of gender issues literary supplement, 6 nov 1992, 16 kaleidoscope of shifting power relations, enacted through language patterns of domination, submission, manipulation and reversal which. Article (pdf available) in american and british studies annual 9:118-133 of cognitive linguistics to provide a fresh outlook for reading literary texts they are entrapped in a language which does not allow them to behave 35 robert skloot, “oleanna, or, the play of pedagogy” in gender and genre essays on david.