A Constructionist Discourse on Resilience

@article{Ungar2004ACD,
  title={A Constructionist Discourse on Resilience},
  author={M. Ungar},
  journal={Youth & Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={35},
  pages={341 - 365}
}
  • M. Ungar
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Youth & Society
  • An ecological approach to the study of resilience, informed by Systems Theory and emphasizing predictable relationships between risk and protective factors, circular causality, and transactional processes, is inadequate to account for the diversity of people’s experiences of resilience. In contrast, a constructionist interpretation of resilience reflects a postmodern understanding of the construct that better accounts for cultural and contextual differences in how resilience is expressed by… CONTINUE READING
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