Keywords : cultural criticism

Woman as a Cultural Concept

Abdul Azim Raheef Al-Sultani; Tariq Ziyad Muhammad

College Of Basic Education Research Journal, 2021, Volume 17, Issue 4, Pages 210-231
DOI: 10.33899/berj.2022.170299

The theme of the other (the woman) is one of the axes of the work of Arab critics, based on the idea of ​​the other (the marginalized), mainly amongst the early poets; seeing that the woman stands for an unspoken symbolic cultural system. Through an underlined cultural reading, the presence of this notion of the woman has been revealed  as a vital constituent in building the image which moves in a cloaked plot and hence it is a concealed-implicit form capable of disappearing using aesthetic and linguistic masks. And through rhetoric and its aesthetics, these patterns pass, as Al-Ghadami says: “safe and sound from its lavish veil.