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Understanding Adaptation and Transformation through Indigenous Practice: The Case of the Guna of Panama

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dc.contributor.author Apgar, Marina J.
dc.contributor.author Allen, Will
dc.contributor.author Moore, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Ataria, James
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-16T18:56:32Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-16T18:56:32Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9796
dc.description.abstract "Resilience is emerging as a promising vehicle for improving management of social-ecological systems that can potentially lead to more sustainable arrangements between environmental and social spheres. Central to an understanding of how to support resilience is the need to understand social change and its links with adaptation and transformation. Our aim is to contribute to insights about and understanding of underlying social dynamics at play in social-ecological systems. We argue that longstanding indigenous practices provide opportunities for investigating processes of adaptation and transformation. We use in-depth analysis of adaptation and transformation through engagement in participatory action research, focusing on the role of cultural and social practices among the Guna indigenous peoples in Panama. Our findings reveal that cultural practices facilitating leadership development, personhood development, and social networking are critical for enabling both adaptation and transformation. Further, we argue that Guna ritual practice builds additional skills, such as critical self-reflection and creative innovation, that are important for supporting the deeper changes required by transformation." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject adaptation en_US
dc.subject resilience en_US
dc.title Understanding Adaptation and Transformation through Indigenous Practice: The Case of the Guna of Panama en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.country Panama en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 20 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth March en_US

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