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Akbari Biragh H, Barekat B, Ranjbar F. Examining the Relationship between Power, Body, and the Social Construction of Gender in the Novels "Sorkhi-Ye To Az Man (Your Redness be Mine)" and "Az Sheytan Amookht Va Soozand (He / She Learned From Satan and Burned)". LIRE 2023; 20 (81) :1-6
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Relying on the theory of social constructionism and emphasizing Foucault's theory of power, this study aims to examine the relationship between the social constructions of gender and embodiment in two novels of 2000's titled "Sorkhi-Ye To Az Man (Your Redness be Mine)" by Sepideh Shamlou and "Az Sheytan Amookht Va Soozand (He Learned From the Devil and Burned)" by Farkhondeh Aghaei. The study sees the atmosphere of the novel as a possibility of living. So, it considers the practice of the novel both as a product and as a tool for discovering human existence in various representations of the construction of gender. The findings mention examples of gender construction that are categorized under titles such as feminization and suffocation with emphasis on the concept of women's inferiority and normative conflict as a sign of the evolving gender. According to the results, the female gender is inferior to the male gender in the novel "Sorkhi-Ye To Az Man based on the discourse atmosphere that governs the story. On the other hand, in contrast to the dominant discourse of the gendered society, the narrator has distanced herself from the imposed subjectivity of the inferior female gender, takes the initiative of constructing her gender, and provides a freer perception of the identity and female gender in the novel Az Sheytan Amookht Va Soozand.
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Article Type: مقالات علمی پژوهشی | Subject: Contemporary Literature/ Story / Novel
Received: 2021/02/4 | Accepted: 2022/02/28 | Published: 2023/09/1

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