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Author Wallman, Sandra.

Title The capability of places [electronic resource] : methods for modelling community response to intrusion and change / Sandra Wallman ; with Virginia Bond, Maria Alessia Montouri and Mai Vidali ; assisted throughout by Rossella Lo Conte.

Imprint London : Pluto Press ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan [exclusive U.S.A. distributor], 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 172 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Anthropology, culture, and society.
Anthropology, culture, and society.
Summary "How can we assess the ability of a place to respond to challenges like migration, recession and disease? Places which seem similar can respond very differently, and with varying degrees of success, to external threats and to the interventions designed to manage them. In this ... work, drawing on decades of research, Sandra Wallman explores how we can measure and compare the resilience of communities, looking in detail at neighbourhoods in London, Rome and Zambia. Each locale is examined as a system which is more or less open or closed; open systems tend to be more resilient when faced with external challenges. As well as being a fascinating study in its own right, the book includes detailed accounts of the research methods used, as well as a user-friendly typology for classifying local systems, making it an invaluable tool for students, researchers and policy-makers."--Publisher's website.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-167) and index.
Contents Themes and a model -- London, ethnicity or localism? -- Rome, migrants and migration -- Zambia, terrains and tuberculosis -- Three sets of methods, one methodology -- Towards typology.
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Subject Ethnology -- Research.
Communities -- Research.
Community development.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Bond, Virginia (Virginia Anne)
Montouri, Maria Alessia.
Vidali, Mai.
Lo Conte, Rossella.
Other Form: Print version: Wallman, Sandra. Capability of places. London : Pluto Press ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan [exclusive U.S.A. distributor], 2011 9780745331454 (OCoLC)721884008
ISBN 9781849646178 electronic bk.
1849646171 electronic bk.