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A narrative that is not actually stated, but is present and understood by implication. It is usually generated by culturally shared signs and knowledge.
A metanarrative (from meta-narrative, sometimes also known as a master- or grand narrative) is an abstract idea that is thought to be a comprehensive explanation of historical experience or knowledge. According to John Stephens it “is a global or totalizing cultural narrative schema which orders and explains knowledge and experience”. The prefix meta means “beyond” and is here used to mean “about”, and a narrative is a story.
Therefore, a metanarrative is a story about a story, encompassing and explaining other ‘little stories’ within totalizing schemes.
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