Bouncing back? Recession, resilience and everyday lives

Harrison, Elizabeth (2013) Bouncing back? Recession, resilience and everyday lives. Critical Social Policy, 33 (1). pp. 97-113. ISSN 1461-703X

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Abstract

This paper critically engages with a recent shift towards an emphasis on‘resilience’ in policy and academic fields. The paper suggests that this shift is problematic for several reasons: that it supports normative value
judgements; that it may overemphasize the ability of people to ‘bounce back’ and undervalue the hidden costs of resilience, especially those with gendered dimensions; and that it may be associated with policy prescriptions
that shift responsibility for dealing with crisis away from the public sphere. The empirical illustration for this analysis is a qualitative study of the impact of economic decline in the Sussex town of Newhaven.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: economic crisis, gender, poverty, UK
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology > GN301 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology > GN357 Culture and cultural processes Including social change, structuralism, diffusion, etc.
Depositing User: Elizabeth Harrison
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 11:25
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 05:31
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/41762

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