metanarrative

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metanarrative

(ˈmɛtəˌnærətɪv)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in postmodernist literary theory) a narrative about a narrative or narratives
[C20: from meta- + narrative]
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Working with a Secular Age: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Charles Taylor's Master Narrative
The global account will be managed within MWWPR's Technology and Business-to-Business practices and tap into the agency's proprietary StoryCoreTM master narrative development process.
Phillip Hammack refers to this as a master narrative (224).
The master narrative of a good family man, hard-working and heterosexual, who nevertheless commits sexual abuse is harder to accept, even in profoundly Catholic Ireland, than the narratives of abuse committed by members of the clergy.
The common understanding is that successful claims require fitting a case and a client's story into a master narrative that embraces stereotypic victimization and helplessness, and requires disclosure of embarrassing details of disability as the individual's defining identity.
The master narrative of much Western journalism is that the youth protests of 2011 have been replaced by civil war and terrorism.
A repertory of ideal-type tendencies of historical consciousness is operationalized as an open-ended interpretation key for reading students' interactions with Quebec's master narrative.
His master narrative of American history "as a struggle over--and for--small communities" (17) is linked to Thomas Jefferson.
This perspective is enabled by examining Japanese and Russian non-state intellectual relations (which prominently involved such major figures as Saigo Takamori, Lev Tolstoy, Peter Kropotkin, Kotoku Shusui, Arishima Takeo, Futabei Shimei, Vasilii Eroshenko, and Tokutomi Roka), challenging Western modernity as the master narrative for international history involving modern Japan and substituting an "anarchist history" of modern Japan.
What does it mean for a literary text to "rework" a master narrative of history?
This study is a comprehensive, very inspiring, and innovative treatment of each of the rashidun biographies--which center on their intertextual connections to other texts and personalities--and delin--eates convincingly their further functionalization within the Islamic historical master narrative, whether the Shicite or Sunni version.
Richter seeks to provide this elusive master narrative, and the result is compelling.
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