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dc.contributor.authorStephenson, Janet
dc.contributor.authorRotarangi, Stephanie
dc.date.available2014-12-03T01:31:09Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.identifier.citationStephenson, J., & Rotarangi, S. (2014). Resilience Pivots: Stability and Identity in a Social-Ecological-Cultural System. Ecology and Society, 19(1), 28–28. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06262-190128en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/5305
dc.description.abstractHow 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 Māori 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_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherThe Resilience Allianceen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofEcology and Societyen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol19/iss1/art28/en_NZ
dc.subjectcultural resilienceen_NZ
dc.subjectecological resilienceen_NZ
dc.subjectforestryen_NZ
dc.subjectidentityen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealand Maorien_NZ
dc.subjectsocial resilienceen_NZ
dc.subjectstabilityen_NZ
dc.titleResilience Pivots: Stability and Identity in a Social-Ecological-Cultural Systemen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2014-12-03T01:20:03Z
otago.schoolCentre for Sustainabilityen_NZ
otago.relation.issue1en_NZ
otago.relation.volume19en_NZ
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06262-190128en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage28en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage28en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.rights.statementCopyright © 2014 by the author(s). Published here under license by The Resilience Alliance.en_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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