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What is Community Resilience

Handbook of Research on Communication Strategies for Taboo Topics
The capacity and sustained ability of a community to use its resources and assets, to respond to and recover from adverse situations, and to improve its physical and social environment.
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Race and Cultural Taboo: Refugee Disaster Vulnerability and Resilience
Ming Xie (West Texas A&M University, USA) and Chin-Chung Chao (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9125-3.ch006
This chapter explores the refugee community's perceptions of disasters and crises and how the perceptions affect refugee populations' crisis communication and their emergency preparedness and response. Through in-depth interviews with refugees in the United States, this research identifies the institutional, social, and individual dimensions regarding refugees' crisis communication and disaster preparedness. It aims to re-conceptualize the refugee identity and their social vulnerability and discuss the effective way to integrate cultural understanding and dimension into crisis communication and disaster reduction.
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The collective efforts of individuals within a community to resist, absorb, recover from, or successfully adapt to, adversity or change in conditions.
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Actions taken by the community to absorb the shock of a crisis and resources available to help the community act as a ‘collective unit’.
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A process that links networks of resources to help communities adapt in times of adversity.
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Is a process linking a network of adaptive capacities (resources with dynamic attributes) to adaptation after a disturbance or adversity.
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