Cultural Resilience Reading Group Meeting

June 10, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Room 120
Master comedian Abdelhakim playing tambourine in front of group

The Mershon Research Network in Cultural Resilience will be holding a Reading Group Meeting to address Brian Walker and David Salt's Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World (Washington: Island Press, 2006). This is a short general-audience synthesis, with case studies, of a framework that has become influential in environmental and economic thought (as a number of current Ohio State initiatives attest). Participants will be considering whether and how it makes sense to consider cultural and linguistic phenomena within this framework.

(A second meeting will be held sometime in August to discuss Amartya Sen's Development as Freedom as it might apply to cultural "capabilities": date TBD).

Books will be ordered at SBX and will be free to grad students who pre-register. Otherwise, the book is about $21. In order to provide the SBX bookstore with a base estimate, those interested in participating will need to email Cassie Patterson ASAP letting her know if you will be attending, if you will need a copy of the book, and if you are a graduate student.

For further information please contact coordinators Brian Joseph or Dorothy Noyes.


Event Handout [pdf]

Photo courtesy of Thomas Beardslee: "Abdelhakim and Band2"

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