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Resilience, Hardship and Social Conditions
HULYA DAGDEVIREN, MATTHEW DONOGHUE, MARKUS PROMBERGER
Journal of Social Policy, July 2015, Cambridge University Press
Dr Matthew Donoghue
University of Hertfordshire
This article lends its voice to a growing collection of work that critiques the concept of resilience as currently used in the social sciences. Resilience is a timely and useful concept, but it would benefit greatly from an increased engagement with structural conditions and socio-political, historical and ideological contexts. Currently the concept has a tendency to privilege methodologically individualist approaches that de-emphasise and delegitimise the role of collective social protection.