Civil and rural Contexts in Fictional Narratives (Study of Biases in Imagery/Portrayal)

The study is based on a number of novels that were written after the Syrian revolution began. In the narrative fabric there is evidence of power-related biases, based on positions within their structure that reflect a clash between the countryside and the city, not as geographical components but as cultural contexts that control the movement of the narrative voice, and determine the path of the characters and reactions.

By context (rural or urban), the study means the dominant culture of the community in the space occupied by the context in terms of the network of complex relationships, and the types of thinking, references, standards, axiomatic principles, governing values, and daily life. It does not mean the semantic bias of one side against another. It does not concern any value judgment about the legal or social balance; it is the direct and indirect connotations implied by the linguistic use and expresses the cultural position of its user.




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The study is based on a number of novels that were written after the Syrian revolution began. In the narrative fabric there is evidence of power-related biases, based on positions within their structure that reflect a clash between the countryside and the city, not as geographical components but as cultural contexts that control the movement of the narrative voice, and determine the path of the characters and reactions.

By context (rural or urban), the study means the dominant culture of the community in the space occupied by the context in terms of the network of complex relationships, and the types of thinking, references, standards, axiomatic principles, governing values, and daily life. It does not mean the semantic bias of one side against another. It does not concern any value judgment about the legal or social balance; it is the direct and indirect connotations implied by the linguistic use and expresses the cultural position of its user.




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