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Bimeny, Ponsiano, Angolere, Benedict Pope, Nangiro, Saum, Sagal, Ivan Ambrose and Emai, Joyce (2021) 'From Warriors to Mere Chicken Men, and Other Troubles: An Ordinary Language Survey of Notions of Resilience in Ngakarimojong.' Civil Wars, 24 (2-3). pp. 254-279.

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We examine some vernacular concepts that reflect Karamojong understanding and everyday experience of resilience following a devastating disarmament process, and what this means for resilience-driven humanitarian-development processes. We found that whereas humanitarian-development actors view market development, improved security, and accessibility as indicators of increased resilience capacity, local people paint a contrasting picture of a region with mounting inequality. We argue that Ngakaramojong concepts of resilience are, for the most part, unseen or ignored by humanitarian-development programming. In their current form, resilience-based intervention appears to neutralise and dismantle those aspects of communities that make them resilient in the first place.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISSN: 1743968X
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SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2022 12:25
Funders: Other

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