Cultural Resilience as the Resilience of a Distinctness. Distinctness from What? for What?

  • François BousquetEmail author
  • Raphaël Mathevet


Most articles in the field of resilience feature research that focuses either on the individual, drawing inspiration from studies conducted in psychology, or on social and ecological systems (SES). The resilience of the individual is defined by Masten and Cicchetti (2016) as, “the potential or manifested capacity of an individual to adapt successfully through multiple processes to challenges that threaten the function, survival, or positive development.” Meanwhile, Folke (2016) defines the resilience of social and ecological systems as, “the capacity of a system to absorb disturbance and reorganize while undergoing change so as to still retain essentially the same function, structure, and feedback, and therefore identity.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CIRAD, UPR GREENMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.GREEN, Univ Montpellier, CIRADMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.CNRS, CEFEMontpellierFrance
  4. 4.Institut Français de PondichéryPondicherryIndia

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