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counternarrative

Definitions

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  • n. A narrative that goes against another narrative.

Etymologies

counter- +‎ narrative (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Though much of academia is still lost in postmodern theory and relativism, Ms. Lefkowitz insists on what we might call a counternarrative: Teachers owe it to themselves and their students to get as close as possible to the truth.

    The Hazards of Telling the Truth

  • Even feminist historians 'labelling of women's remembrances as "hidden" or oppositional (as implied in the term counternarrative) obscures what anthropologist Ruth Behar once described as women's "subjective mapping of experience, the working out of a culture and social system" and, I would add, historyof their own.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • Using a critical race theory framework and a unique "counternarrative" methodology, American Indian Education explores a host of modern educational issues facing American Indian peoples¿from the impact of Indian sports mascots on students and communities, to the uses and abuses of law that often never reach a courtroom, and the intergenerational impacts of American Indian education policy on Indian children today.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Rather than accepting the standard narrative -- that a disillusioned electorate rejected eight years of conservative mismanagement in favor of a pragmatic (and frankly wonky) Democrat with an inspirational pedigree -- they have created a vivid "counternarrative" in which the events of November 2008 represent a coup d'état.

    Salon

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer and others were pushing the counternarrative to anyone who would listen.

    Have Tales Of California's Demise Been Greatly Exaggerated?

  • To close, perhaps it might be worthwhile to turn to a suggestion of a conservative counternarrative of education:

    Fred Bauer: A Conservative Critique of High-Stakes Standardized Testing

  • This counternarrative deals in reality while doing justice to a loving God.

    Islam Needs Reformists, Not 'Moderates'

  • * More Obama counternarrative: John Judis on rebuilding the federal bureaucracy.

    Monday Night Links « Gerry Canavan

  • For a lot of Democrats -- and even some Republicans -- the book has created a kind of defining counternarrative of the economic collapse.

    'The Big Short,' By Michael Lewis: Why Politicians Love This Bestseller

  • But some of those reports in turn have fallen apart, creating an anecdotal case in support of a counternarrative -- that ObamaCare supporters are engaging in a smear campaign.

    Hot, or Not?

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