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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In God's Image: The Metaculture of Fijian Christianity.
Christianity from its inception had a vision of reaching out to all people and becoming a religious 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.