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Resilience and Diversity

This German winter is quite a mild one: Brownish green meadows, dark green or leafless trees, fog, rain and mud, some harmless frost during the nights, a bit of sunshine here and there. Lots of birds picking rosehips and hawthorn … Continue reading

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Snapshots from the Field – Aesthetics in Vocalizing the Silent World of Things and Objects

NPE team’s researchers Terhi Vuojala-Magga and Joonas Vola have spent this autumn conducting their fieldwork for the international RESCuE project in different locations around Lapland. During the fieldwork in Inari by the sand road to Kuttura they encountered also something … Continue reading

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Caveats about the use of the ‘resilience’ concept in social sciences

What are the differences between an unemployed person in some of the poorest countries and the richer countries? Presumably many but the most significant is the fact that those who have no formal employment in the former can face complete … Continue reading

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Apple pickers and oyster diggers: Involving some classical social theory

Emile Durkheim[i] has addressed the fact that societies and the social division of labour are becoming more and more complex and have to rely on growingly complex conditions. But, with the exception of Rosa Luxemburg[ii], neither Durkheim nor many other … Continue reading

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Apple-pickers in Franconia

And here comes the story about the apple pickers in the area where I live – and do observations on resilience as well. It is a hillside area, its centre about 40 km from a big city, the area is … Continue reading

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Resilience, Social Investment and Social Citizenship

The process of resilience, regardless of field, usually entails developing the ability or capacity to withstand and deal with shocks: an idea that has been developed from engineering, ecology and psychology. In the UK, the term has been used in … Continue reading

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Resilience, entrepreneurship and the rule of law: ethical dilemmas for researchers

One of the most emblematic television commercials of recent years is for the bank HSBC*. Shown on many news and other channels around the world, it shows a little girl who opens a lemonade stand outside her home. While Maurice … Continue reading

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Oyster diggers in Central London – Examples of nature use by low income households and their contribution to the households living

Oyster diggers in Central London – Examples of nature use by low income households and their contribution to the households living When travelling home from the last RESCuE workshop in Lisbon, I was still impressed by the diversity of the … Continue reading

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Finding a sociological language for discussing resilience

Sociology is a discipline which has always struggled with the fact that its subject matter is that of everyday life. The relationships between individuals and the institutions that shape their lives are not just the stuff of everyday conversations but … Continue reading

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