metaculture

metaculture

An abstract set of universal concepts—e.g., humour, social rank/hierarchy—which are said to exist in all human cultures.
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Eight chapters are: metaculture and its malcontents; Buddhist circuits and the oworldingo practices in North India; seductions and disenchantments in the making of an ecomuseum; imprisoning ethnic heritage in French Guiana; indigenous crafts, political re-enchantment and the rational of heritage making in Costa Rica; Mexico for sale; feeding disenchantment; tourism values and the becoming ordinary of heritage.
represent a blank metaculture that appropriates various
interculturalism adds what might be called a metaculture created co-operatively through the efforts of the co-existing groups .
To transcend one's self and one's social moment, one must connect to other cultural and historical moments that form a larger metaculture.
Christianity from its inception had a vision of reaching out to all people and becoming a religious metaculture.
Rather, their concern is that "the space of sexual culture has become obnoxiously cramped from doing the work of maintaining a normal metaculture.
It is these that engage Mulhern's energies the most, and it is here that Culture/ Metaculture changes direction from being introductory to becoming a brilliant theoretical contribution in its own right.
In God's Image: the Metaculture of Fijian Christianity Berkeley, University of California Press.
Adapting Greg Urban's theory, Metaculture is taken to be group reflection on culture, so the attitudes researched were created images of the course Fijian life had taken and thus whether this course was for better or for worse.
A more complex issue than simply "culture," perhaps, is the emergence of metacultures.