Starting points

Some key texts

Scholarly books and articles

Random and not exhaustive. Includes books in the FoAM library

  • Berkes, Fikret et al. 2003. Navigating Social–Ecological Systems: Building Resilience for Complexity and Change. Cambridge University Press.
  • Boyd, Emily and Henny Osbahr. 2010. “Responses to Climate Change: Exploring organisational learning across internationally networked organisations for development.” Environmental Education Research 16 (5–6): 629–643.
  • Bracken, Patrick J. et al. 1995. “Psychological Responses to War and Atrocity: The limitations of current concepts.” Social Science and Medicine 40 (8): 1073–1082.
  • Chaplin III, Stuart F. et al. 2009. “Ecosystem Stewardship: Sustainability strategies for a rapidly changing planet.” Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25 (4): 241-249.
  • Collins, Cornelius. 2009. “No End in Sight: Globalization narratives of decline, collapse and survival.” PhD Thesis, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Accessed 6 December 2011.
  • Ernstston, Henrik et al. 2010. “Urban Transitions: On urban resilience and human-dominated ecosystems.” AMBIO 39 (2010): 531–545.
  • Folke, Carl et al. 2011. “Reconnecting to the Biosphere.” AMBIO 40 (2011): 719–738.
  • Gaillard, Jean-Chrisophe. 2007. “Resilience of Traditional Societies in Facing Natural Hazards.” Disaster Prevention and Management 16 (4): 522–544.
  • Gandy, Matthew. 2005. “Cyborg Urbanization: Complexity and monstrosity in the contemporary city.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 29 (1): 26-49.
  • Gandy, Matthew. 2006. “The Drowned World: J. G. Ballard and the politics of catastrophe.” Space and Culture 9 (1): 86-88.
  • Gandy, Matthew. 2008. “Above the Treetops: nature, history and the limits to philosophical naturalism.” Geoforum 39: 561-569.
  • Goerner, Sally J. et al. 2008. The New Science of Sustainability: Building a Foundation for Great Change. Chapel Hill: Triangle Center for Complex Systems.
  • Landau, Judith and Jack Saul. 2004. “Facilitating Family and Community Resilience in Response to Major Disaster.” In F. Walsh and M. McGoldrick (Eds), Living Beyond Loss. New York: Norton.
  • McSweeny, Kendra and Oliver T. Coomes. 2010. “Coping with Climate Change: Vulnerability, adaptation and resilience among the Tawakha of rural Honduras, post-hurricane Mitch.” Draft Paper.
  • McSweeny, Kendra and Oliver T. Coomes. 2011. “Climate-Related Disaster Opens a Window of Opportunity for Rural Poor in Northeastern Honduras.” PNAS 108 (13): 5203–5208.
  • McWilliam, Andrew. 2011. “Exchange and Resilience in Timor-Leste.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 17: 745-763.
  • Neuwirth, Robert. 2011. Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy. Random House.
  • Oliver-Smith, Anthony. 1996. “Anthropological Research on Hazards and Disasters.” Annual Review of Anthropology 25 (1996): 303–28.
  • Oliver-Smith, Anthony and Susanna M. Hoffman. 1999. The Angry Earth: Disaster in Anthropological Perspective. New York: Routledge.
  • Pargament, Kenneth I. 1997. The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Ripley, Amanda. 2008. The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – And Why. London: Random House.
  • Steffen, Will et al. 2011. “The Anthropocene: From global change to planetary stewardship.” AMBIO 40 (2011): 739–761.
  • Tidball, Keith G., et al. 2010. “Stewardship, Learning, and Memory In Disaster Resilience.” Environmental Education Research 16 (5–6): 591–609.
  • Torry, William I. “Intelligence, Resilience and Change in Complex Social Systems: Famine administration in India.” Mass Emergencies 2 (1979): 71–85.
  • Ungar, Michael, Ed. 2012. The Social Ecology of Resilience: A Handbook of Theory and Practice. Springer.
  • de Waal, Alex. 2006. “An Imperfect Storm: Narratives of calamity in a liberal-technocratic age.” Social Science Research Council. Understanding Katerina: Perspectives from the Social Sciences. Accessed 12 December 2011.
  • Wallace, Anthony F. C. 1956. “Revitalization Movements.” American Anthropologist 58.
  • Wenger, Dennis E. and Jack M. Weller. 1979. ”Disaster Subcultures: The cultural residues of community disasters.“ Preliminary Paper #9, University of Delaware Disaster Research Center.
  • Westley, Frances et al. 2011. “Tipping Toward Sustainability: Emerging pathways of transformation.” AMBIO 40 (2011): 762–780.
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