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Author Ebersohn, Liesel, author
Title Flocking together : an indigenous psychology theory of resilience in southern Africa / by Liesel Ebersohn
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
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Descript 1 online resource (xviii, 220 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note Chapter 1. Research Road-Trip -- Chapter 2. Global South Risks and Resources -- Chapter 3. Indigenous Psychology Philosophy that Grounds RRR -- Chapter 4. Power and Flocking Processes -- Chapter 5. What Matters for Resilience in Southern Africa -- Chapter 6. Changing the Grain of Grit
This book describes how those individuals who are often most marginalised in postcolonial societies draw on age-old, non-western knowledge systems to adapt to the hardships characteristic of unequal societies in transformation. It highlights robust indigenous pathways and resilience responses used by elders and young people in urban and rural settings in challenging Southern African settings (South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland) to explain an Indigenous Psychology theory. Flocking (rather than fighting, fleeing, freezing or fainting) is explained as a default collectivist, collaborative and pragmatic social innovation to provide communal care and support when resources are constrained, and needs are par for the course. Flocking is used to address, amongst others, climate change (drought and energy use in particular), lack of household income and securing livelihoods, food and nutrition, chronic disease (specifically HIV / AIDS and tuberculosis), barriers to access services (education, healthcare, social welfare support), as well as leisure and wellbeing. The book further deliberates whether the continued use of such an entrenched socio-cultural response mollifies citizens and decision-makers into accepting inequality, or whether it could also be used to spark citizen agency and disrupt longstanding structural disparities
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Resilience (Personality trait) -- Africa, Southern
Communities -- Africa, Southern -- Psychological aspects
Community and Environmental Psychology
Social Work
Educational Psychology
Development and Social Change
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