metanarrative

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Etymology[edit]

meta- +‎ narrative

Noun[edit]

metanarrative ‎(plural metanarratives)

  1. (critical theory) A narrative about narratives of historical meaning, experience or knowledge; a grand story that is self-legitimizing.

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References[edit]

Lyotard,Jean-Francois. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge. Theory and History of Literature,. 10, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.