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Synonyms for fictive

consisting or suggestive of fiction

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adopted in order to deceive

capable of imaginative creation

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Only through such de-subjectification can the narrators question a white-looking man's formerly taken-for-granted white identity--a move that exposes the fictiveness of white/passing-white difference.
The difference is that while equally concerned with the fictiveness of all social categories, Lesbian Studies advocates tend to critique the oppressiveness of constructions rather than their constructedness per se, and keep the focus on sexual orientation since it (more, arguably, than, say, body adornment and sexual practices) is a key axis of difference around which oppressive systems and practices are organized.
In his introduction to the collection Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography, Clifford called for an acknowledgment of the fictiveness of seemingly objective works of ethnography, introducing to the discipline of folkloristics the concept of "new ethnography" and spurring scholars to theorize the process of writing ethnography--a task which had not been substantially undertaken before in the field of folklore studies (2).
37) In both their materiality and their fictiveness, they represent Britain as a whole.
And although this position might seem close to the postmodernist or poststructuralist view, (30) Sontag's "aesthetic" reading of the images treats them as an extreme case of the waning of difference between essence and fictiveness.
The whites' oversensitivity to what Lucas "seems to intend to be accepted" as indicates their own lurking anxiety about self-image, as the old man's boundary-blurring presence exposes the fictiveness of racial difference and, accordingly, of their "superior whiteness.
Kilroy, by contrast, habitually highlights the theatrical fictiveness of his plays shaped from the actual lives of his historical characters.
poetic discourse virtually always contains a conspicuous degree of self-reflectiveness or metalanguage; consequently, its fictiveness is invariably foregrounded.
Now I happen to believe that the deepest value of fiction is that, in its very fictiveness, it is the one arena where we can, at least temporarily, take apart and refuse to compete within the terms that the rest of existence insists on.
In the words of Richard Gray, "the authenticity of Faulkner's book is precisely that it insists on its own fictiveness .
Some critical recognition or discussion of the agency, its limits and its "significations" in the case of Columbus and the "event" accelerating the slavery trade needs to appear in an essay of this nature (one that calls into question the process, problem, and fictiveness of the signature effect).
Drawing on Hume's and Smith's theories of sympathy--in which emotions are transferred or shared intersubjectively--Redgauntlet combines these with Scott's commitment to the fictiveness of his chosen medium.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre smoothes over these disturbances through a tacit connection to 1930s mainstream cinema, a time of similar turbulence for Americans and a frame of reference that allows an audience, sitting in a theatre for over sixty minutes, to reassure themselves the whole time about watching Hooper's "monsters" torture other men and women, ever-conscious of their fictiveness, even though these audiences may not exactly overcome certain creeping suspicions about their own monstrousness in thrilling over the violence on the screen.
Eighteenth-century readers identified with the characters in novels because of the characters' fictiveness and not in spite of it.
For Linda Hutcheon, for example, "metafiction" is that type of fictional discourse in which the reader becomes "explicitly and purposively conscious of the fictiveness of the text's referents" (96).