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narrative

The way in which a particular person or situation is being portrayed or represented. You know that's just his narrative, right? No one in the office actually treats him badly.
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The PA's politics have confirmed relentlessly the acceptance of international restrictions on what the Palestinian narrative should constitute.
They stressed to build a common national narrative to meet the current challenges that ranged from internal political crisis to socio-economic downfall and strained relations with the outside world.
For the most part, this monograph circles around such four aspects as "space in the literary narrative", "narrative spatiality", "relationships of chronotope in the spatial narrative", and "meanings of the spatial narrative", systematically elucidates the "spatial theories" in fiction.
Broadly speaking, our dominate national narrative goes something like this firstly, extremism (internal and external) is what requires our political and financial focus, secondly, constitutional democracy is a term that can be stretched to be defined and redefined by more than one organ of the state as and when it suits them and lastly, orthodox religious leaning, in not just one's private, but also public, life in both words and actions.
The new constitution, however, must offer us a preliminary narrative. It must offer us an arresting and interesting story, a story that we would want to believe and, perhaps, develop by thickening its plot, making it more complex, and, ultimately, embrace as a national narrative.
Although Phelan would be equally unlikely to claim that the narrative communication model proposed by the late Seymour Chatman in 1978 was the best model under the sun, his target essay seems to assume that this model has become almost canonical.
In fact, a narrative is an interrelated and coherently organised system of stories, structured or unstructured, having a single focal point for resolving or deflecting a conflict through creating smokescreens, augmenting specific actions and relying on available audience.
Over the past few years, numerous studies have investigated the effectiveness of the narrative format in conveying health messages.
a discourse or a way of using language to construct stories (Bruner, 1990).This holds various implications: firstly, it indicates that a narrative is a means by which individuals define and recreate themselves through the discursive construction of identity (Martinez-Roldan, 2003); secondly, it suggests that individuals organize their experiences in terms of stories (Burr, 2003).' (Miyahara, 2010, p.
Over the past thirty years, narrative poems have started to make inroads against the lyric approach to poetry that has dominated the past century.
Taking note of the commonplaces of narrative inquiry is particularly important as the chapters in this book are grouped in two parts--stories of discovery and transformation and stories of hope--to particularly address the temporality of narrative inquiry (Clandinin, 2009).
Like many others who have written on narrative, Goldie aims to distinguish narrative from merely causal accounts.
The narrative determines how we perceive the credibility and authenticity of leaders and organizations.
The use of a narrative in educational contexts has been found to increase learners' experience of flow or absorption in a task.
To ensure equity, early educators can consider diverse children's narratives from a difference rather than deficit perspective; that is, teachers can view the differences in these narratives as a strength, rather than as an indicator of a child's intrinsic lack of narrative ability.