Ethnicity as cognition

Rogers Brubaker, Mara Loveman, Peter Stamatov

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Abstract

This article identifies an incipient and largely implicit cognitive turn in the study of ethnicity, and argues that it can be consolidated and extended by drawing on cognitive research in social psychology and anthropology. Cognitive perspectives provide resources for conceptualizing ethnicity, race, and nation as perspectives on the world rather than entities in the world, for treating ethnicity, race, and nationalism together rather than as separate subfields, and for re-specifying the old debate between primordialist and circumstantialist approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-64
Number of pages34
JournalTheory and Society
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science

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    Brubaker, R., Loveman, M., & Stamatov, P. (2004). Ethnicity as cognition. Theory and Society, 33(1), 31-64. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:RYSO.0000021405.18890.63