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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The metanarrative cry of 'corruption' is a comic fig leaf for the inability and unwillingness to practise real politics.
Villanueva offers a visual metanarrative of another artist's plight.
Lessons from Hawai'i" exposes an America littered with racism and the stigma of being the Micronesian "other" whose cultural specificity gets lost in the metanarrative of not belonging "here": "You don't look Micronesian / you're much prettier
The multiplicity of metanarrative constructions is textually foundational for appreciating the book's intent to "read Caribbean queerness in light of its specific cultural histories and present realities" (p.
Today's doodle dedication to the yesteryear actor is a video journey of her life - films, stardom, Hollywood star in Hall of Fame, work on her invention, and the entire metanarrative of World War II surrounding it.
It is an undeniably well-executed piece that invites comparison to figures like Donald Sultan and Laura Owens, but in this setting, it also inevitably became tethered to a metanarrative about collecting and ownership.
Chapter 5 presents a metanarrative analysis of the collaborative and participatory narrative inquiry process the research teams undertook over three years and provides hindsight on how the narrative research itself impacted participants' identities, communities, and their relationships, attitudes, and behaviours with Chinese.
The Triumph of Brazilian Modernism: The Metanarrative of Emancipation and Counter-Narratives.
Evolution has brought the world beyond the age of religion, and non-theistic evolution is the metanarrative that lets us understand the cosmos and our place in it.
Metanarrative (2007, 2012, 2013), for instance, comprise two figurative elements (more about them later) and two enormous stacked columns topped with rather decaying capitals that frame the installation.
Thus, for example, positivist science can be regarded as an attempt to write a metanarrative of science--a story or set of rules characterising positive knowledge.
Insofar as the term "vegetarian" serves as a code for male sexual restraint, it reinforces implicitly the same metanarrative that governs all the preceding examples: for men, meat consumption bestows sexual power, which is closely linked to sexual violence.