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Construction Reality of Ethics in Ashura Ritual Representation on National Television in Iran
Sahar Nikmaram , Masod Kousari, Ali asghar Pourezzat, Ahmad Naderi
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It is attempted to examine how to construction reality of ethics in Ashura ritual representation in television series, in this paper. For this occasion, it is selected Yalda and Shabe Dahom series among popular religious series of recent years for semiotic analysis randomly, as well as, 31 audiences among the general TV audiences for an interview based on purposive sampling, to obtain the paper purpose. The results of semiotic analysis showed that in both series utilization of technical codes and the form to represent moral dimensions of Karbala event have been alike and limited and somewhat superficial. Both series with only focusing on one of the Muharram rituals symbolic actions (passion play reading) begin to transfer a small part of the broad concepts of morality lies in this event. Accordingly, the ethical dimension represented in the two series consisting of jealousy, sacrifice, courage, cooperation and struggle with carnal desires. Also, the results of audience reception analysis showed that although some audience groups acknowledge moral messages of represented scenes, but understanding of these classes are also based on the overall content of the story but not related scenes of rites representation.

Keywords: Construction Reality of Ethics, Representation, Ashura rituals, TV series
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/12/29 | Accepted: 2017/07/3 | Published: 2017/07/3

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