What Is a Grand Narrative?


A grand narrative is a term that was introduced by Jean-Francois Lyotard in his 1979 classic work 'The Postmodern Condition'. It is a report on knowledge, which he summed up a variety of views that were being developed at the time, and as a critique of the institutional and ideological forms of knowledge.
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Grand narratives are all encompassing, absolute and totalising explanation of things. For example Christianity, Marxism etc are all grand narratives which purport to explain things
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