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Other Dark Sides of Resilience: Politics and Power in Community-Based Efforts to Strengthen Resilience

McDonnell, Siobhan


Oceanic people and places are increasingly labelled as either ‘resilient’ or ‘vulnerable’ to disasters and climate change. Resilience is often described in disaster discourse as a strategy designed to overcome vulnerability by helping communities to ‘bounce back’ in the wake of ‘natural’ disasters. Using ethnographic research conducted with Community Disaster and Climate Change Committees (CDCs) in Vanuatu in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam, this paper seeks to problematise disaster...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Anthropological Forum
DOI: 10.1080/00664677.2019.1647828


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