Workshop 4: When is Resilience Good, and for Whom?
08:30 - 10:00
This workshop will examine the concept of 'resilience' - a concept which has gained a great deal of popularity across the social and health science fields, as well as among governmental and policy level professionals. In addition to highlighting approaches to resilience, this session will call attention to the significant backlash from communities against researchers and politicians who would play fast-and-loose with notions of resilience in ways that skirt fundamental structural inequalities and reinforce unjust power relations which require individuals and communities to be especially "resilient" in the first place. Implications for ethical review boards will be discussed.
Keywords: Resilience, community, power, tools