ⓘ Meta-ethnicity is a relatively recent term occasionally used in academic literature or public discourse on ethnic studies. It describes a level of commonality t ..


ⓘ Meta-ethnicity

Meta-ethnicity is a relatively recent term occasionally used in academic literature or public discourse on ethnic studies. It describes a level of commonality that is wider and more general than ethnicity, but does not necessarily correspond to nation or nationality. In colloquial discourse, it usually signifies a larger group of related ethnic groups who identify with each other.

An early use - possibly the first published in English - was an article in a 1984 USSR Academy of Sciences publication discussing identity in Asia and Africa.


1. Examples of use

Some other examples:

  • Peter Turchin introduces the concept "metaethnic frontier theory" in his 2003 book, Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall
  • "At the beginning of the new century, Chinese people are living the construction of a metaethnicity of multiple identities."
  • "Geoffrey Fox, on the other hand, argues that Hispanic, with its emphasis on Spanish-language heritage as the foundation of meta-ethnicity, has no implied racial or class agendas and is simply preferred by most immigrants from Latin America.". "Furthermore, these split-level processes of identity formation - the forging of ethnicity and meta-ethnicity - take place in regional contexts of unequal ethnic control over media and symbol systems."
  • "Against this dominant view of the nature of the Indian state, Singh argues that India should be seen as an ethnic democracy in which Hinduism works as a meta-ethnicity and in which hegemonic control is exercised over ethnic minorities, particularly those living in the peripheral regions."
  • "L. Byzov, however, believes that there has taken place within the Russian national consciousness one of the most radical changes ever: from a meta-ethnic sense of identity to a strictly ethnic identity Byzov 1996, 45."
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