Sociological Reading of the Novel Sharafat al-Aar based on the Capital and Character of Social Actors in the Field of Cultural Production

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, Razi University

2 Master Student of Arabic translation, Razi University


The novel Sharafat al-Aar narrates the lives of characters with different inherent and acquired capitals and talents who compete and play together in the common field of cultural production based on their character and capitals, or on the opposite side. They play a role to achieve a symbolic status in the social space. The nature of this research method is descriptive-analytical, relying on Bourdieu's sociological concepts. Findings show that the discourse of debauchery is weak in terms of ownership of cultural capital and very rich in terms of social and symbolic capital. Negative social capital in this discourse becomes actions that reproduce betrayal and violence, and the true discourse of religion, despite its intellectual character, achieving social status and the acceptable richness of cultural and economic capital, Faced with a hot crisis of stigma, the “murder for the defense of dignity” rule is removed from the scene under the rule of legitimacy.


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