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- (social sciences) Opposing or countering a discourse, or institutionalized way of thinking.
- 2001, Petra Fachinger, Rewriting Germany from the Margins, page 5:
- All of their texts, which were written during the 1980s and 1990s, share an oppositional and counterdiscursive impulse through which they express the possibility of a community different from that offered by the dominant culture.
- 2003, Dorothy E. Mosby, Place, Language, and Identity in Afro-Costa Rican Literature, page 27:
- Postcolonial analyses of cultural production study counterdiscursive practices in cultures affected by the imperial enterprise, such as the legacy of subjugation and resistance of the black populations of the Americas.
- 2008, Lesleigh J. Owen, Living large in a size medium world, page 134:
- Overcompensating for anti-fat rhetorics by emphasizing the relative health and beauty of fatness, is I guess, a rather inevitable step in fighting for the rights of oppressed groups by performing counterdiscursive fat perfection.