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Resilience Pivots: Stability and Identity in a Social-Ecological-Cultural System

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dc.contributor.author Rotarangi, Stephanie J.
dc.contributor.author Stephenson, Janet
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-22T20:19:05Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-22T20:19:05Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9339
dc.description.abstract "How is cultural resilience achieved in the face of significant social and ecological change? Is resilience compatible with changed structures, functions, and feedbacks as long as identity is maintained? The concept of cultural resilience has been less explored than its older siblings ecological resilience, social resilience, and social-ecological resilience. We seek to redress the balance, drawing from resilience thinking to examine how a New Zealand Ma-ori tribal group of landowners retained strong cultural identity and connectedness to their land despite enduring significant changes in land use, economy, tenure, and governance. The landowners negotiated radical transformations in the ecology and land use of their home lands on terms that supported matters of cultural importance. The key resilience concepts of adaptation and transformation were helpful in analyzing the trajectory of change, but fell short of representing the elements of stability that supported the cultural resilience of the landowners. The concept of resilience pivots was designed to address this conceptual gap, and to offer another heuristic to resilience thinking by focusing on stability rather than change. Resilience pivots are those elements of a resilient system that remain stable despite adaptation or even transformation of other elements of that system, and in doing so support the maintenance of the system’s distinctive identity." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject ecology en_US
dc.subject resilience en_US
dc.subject forestry en_US
dc.subject stability en_US
dc.subject Maori (New Zealand people) en_US
dc.title Resilience Pivots: Stability and Identity in a Social-Ecological-Cultural System en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Pacific and Australia en_US
dc.coverage.country New Zealand en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 19 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth March en_US

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