Concept from critical race theory applied in legal analysis to address cases of discrimination, hate crimes & oppression (Delgado & Stefancic, 2001).
Storytelling/counterstorytelling and "naming one's own reality"
Structural determinism, how "the structure of legal thought or culture influences its content"
The intersections of race, sex & class
Noted scholars include Derrick Bell & Gloria Ladson‐Billings
Master narratives are powerful, enduring stories explain human behavior or cultural phenomenon that are commonly accepted as fundamental truths without question or need for further evidence.
Counter narratives are stories that contradict that master narrative
Its speakers are usually persecuted, alienated and/or silenced by communities in order to preserve the sanctity of the master narrative.
Not all master narratives are bad or wrong
Some are important to the preservation of a functional society and healthy organization.