• Discourse Analysis of Binary Thinking in Urdu Novel

    Author(s):
    Muhammad Naeem (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, Literary theory
    Subject(s):
    Critical discourse analysis, Novels
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Crtical Discourse analysis, Urdu Novel, Binary Thinking, Gender, Race
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/3p4t-0n26
    Abstract:
    Binary thinking is a way of understanding the world around. It is used to oversimplify the complex situations and reality. Dichotomous way of thinking usually uses an innate hierarchy of the two objects or situations it makes binary of. Urdu Novel since its inception used binary opposites to foreground the characters it likes or dislikes. In this article Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) is used as a method to underscore the binary thinking in Urdu Novel. The article maps the social conditions of discourse and shows how these conditions were determining the discourse of Urdu Novel. Urdu Novel made many binaries of characters, social categories and race etc. Only two binaries, i.e. same gender and race are analyzed here
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    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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