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Ethnicity as Cognition
Theory and Society (2004)
  • Rogers Brubaker
  • Mara Loveman
  • Peter Stamatov
Abstract
This article identi¢es 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.
Publication Date
2004
Citation Information
Rogers Brubaker, Mara Loveman and Peter Stamatov. "Ethnicity as Cognition" Theory and Society Vol. 33 Iss. 1 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wrb/5/