Community Resilience: Fostering Recovery, Sustainability, and Growth

Murray, Kate E. & Zautra, Alex (2012) Community Resilience: Fostering Recovery, Sustainability, and Growth. In Ungar, Michael (Ed.) The social ecology of resilience: A handbook of theory and practice. Springer, New York, pp. 337-345.

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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors define community resilience and identify the components that predict it will occur. Three dimensions are highlighted: recovery, sustainability, and growth. Their discussion focuses on communities like those of Sudanese refugees who have experienced forced migration, emphasizing the importance that community plays to future adaptation. They show through their report on their research that community collaboration, shared identity, and empowerment increase bonding and bridging capital that promote the well-being of people under stress. They argue that an emphasis on community resilience places value on the social connections, policies, programs, and community context necessary for resilience in different cultures and contexts.

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ID Code: 87389
Item Type: Book Chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-0586-3_26
ISBN: 9781461405856
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Multicultural Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies (200209)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Springer Science and Business Media LLC 2012
Deposited On: 16 Sep 2015 00:03
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 23:41

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