The Social Ecology of Resilience

A Handbook of Theory and Practice

Editors: Ungar, Michael (Ed.)

    • offers an ecological basis for understanding resilience
    • provides a comprehensive look at how culture and context affect positive outcomes to adverse circumstances
    • includes contributions from renowned international scholars
    • considers both Western and non-Western approaches

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About this book

More than two decades after Michael Rutter (1987) published his summary of protective processes associated with resilience, researchers continue to report definitional ambiguity in how to define and operationalize positive development under adversity. The problem has been partially the result of a dominant view of resilience as something individuals have, rather than as a process that families, schools,communities and governments facilitate. Because resilience is related to the presence of social risk factors, there is a need for an ecological interpretation of the construct that acknowledges the importance of people’s interactions with their environments. The Social Ecology of Resilience provides evidence for this ecological understanding of resilience in ways that help to resolve both definition and measurement problems.

About the authors

Michael Ungar, Ph.D. is the author of 9 books and more than 70 articles and book chapters. His works include The We Generation:Raising Socially Responsible Kids, Too Safe for Their Own Good: How Risk and Responsibility Help Teens Thrive, Counseling in Challenging Contexts,and Strengths-based Counseling with At-risk Youth. He has practiced for over 25 years as a Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist with children and families in child welfare, mental health, educational and correctional settings. Now a University Research Professor, and Professor at the School of Social Work, at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, he leads an international team of resilience researchers that spans more than a dozen countries on six continents. In addition to his research and writing interests, Dr. Ungar maintains a small family therapy practice for troubled children, youth and their families.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Volume

    Ungar, Michael

    Pages 1-9

  • Social Ecologies and Their Contribution to Resilience

    Ungar, Michael

    Pages 13-31

  • Resilience: Causal Pathways and Social Ecology

    Rutter, Michael

    Pages 33-42

  • Theory and Measurement of Resilience: Views from Development

    Lipsitt, Lewis P. (et al.)

    Pages 43-52

  • Resilience and Children’s Work in Brazil: Lessons from Physics for Psychology

    Trzesniak, Piotr (et al.)

    Pages 53-65

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eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-0585-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8092-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social Ecology of Resilience
Book Subtitle
A Handbook of Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Michael Ungar
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0586-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0586-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0585-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8092-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 463
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Topics