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Definition of Grand narratives

Grand narratives Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Dictionary of Postmodern Terms
another name for Lyotard's concept of metanarratives .
Grand narratives Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A metanarrative is a grand narrative common to all. The term refers, in critical theory and particularly in postmodernism, to a comprehensive explanation, a narrative about narratives of historical meaning, experience or knowledge, which offers a society legitimation through the anticipated completion of a (as yet unrealised) master idea.

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