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The social burden of resilience: A historical perspective

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Izdebski,  Adam
Palaeo-Science and History, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society;

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Izdebski, A., Mordechai, L., & White, S. (2018). The social burden of resilience: A historical perspective. Human Ecology: an interdisciplinary journal, 46(3), 291-303. doi:10.1007/s10745-018-0002-2.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0001-7355-E
Abstract
We examine the social burden associated with resilience to environmental shocks in pre-modern societies. We argue that analyses of state-level interventions to mitigate the consequences of catastrophic events tend to isolate these measures from their larger social contexts and thereby overlook the uneven distribution of their burden across different groups. We use three cases of pre-modern societies in the northeastern Mediterranean