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counterstory

Syllabification: coun·ter·sto·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈkoun(t)ərˌstôrē
 
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Definition of counterstory in English:

noun

An alternative or opposing narrative or explanation.
Example sentences
  • These counterstories become the basis for redefining strength and developing healthier, non-violent lifestyles.
  • The narratives employed in their counterstories demonstrate further these presidents’ emotional intelligence as conceptualized by Gardner and Goleman.
  • Genealogy, for Nietzsche, call collective memory into question, and reads an alternative set of counterstories to dominant history, without claiming it's about truth.

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