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dc.creatorApgar, M.J.
dc.creatorAllen, W.
dc.creatorMoore, K.
dc.creatorAtaria, J.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-11T19:41:37Z
dc.date.available2018-09-11T19:41:37Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier3831_2015_Apgar_Understanding.pdf
dc.identifier.citationEcology and Society, 20(1): 45 [open access]
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/740
dc.description.abstractResilience is emerging as a promising vehicle for improving management of social-ecological systems that can potentially lead to more sustainable arrangements between environmental and social spheres. Central to an understanding of how to support resilience is the need to understand social change and its links with adaptation and transformation. Our aim is to contribute to insights about and understanding of underlying social dynamics at play in social-ecological systems. We argue that longstanding indigenous practices provide opportunities for investigating processes of adaptation and transformation. We use in-depth analysis of adaptation and transformation through engagement in participatory action research, focusing on the role of cultural and social practices among the Guna indigenous peoples in Panama. Our findings reveal that cultural practices facilitating leadership development, personhood development, and social networking are critical for enabling both adaptation and transformation. Further, we argue that Guna ritual practice builds additional skills, such as critical self-reflection and creative innovation, that are important for supporting the deeper changes required by transformation.
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dc.languageEn
dc.publisherResilience Alliance
dc.sourceEcology and Society
dc.titleUnderstanding adaptation and transformation through indigenous practice: the case of the Guna of Panama
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationApgar, M.J. et al. (2015). Understanding adaptation and transformation through indigenous practice: the case of the Guna of Panama. Ecology and Society, 20(1): 45
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.crpAAS
cg.coverage.regionCentral America
cg.identifier.worldfish3831
cg.subject.agrovocadaptation
cg.subject.agrovocparticipatory research
cg.subject.agrovocresearch
cg.subject.agrovocresilience
cg.subject.worldfishparticipatory action research
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFish
cg.contributor.affiliationLearning for Sustainability
cg.contributor.affiliationLincoln University
cg.contributor.affiliationLincoln University
cg.identifier.statusOpen access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorApgar, M.J.
cg.description.themeMiscellaneous


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