Resilience in the face of changing living conditions in Guangzhou, China – insights and perspectives from psychology

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Dept. of Geography, Univ., Kiel, Allemagne

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This paper explores and reflects upon how the inhabitants of this village appraise and deal with the project’s impacts on their living conditions; mainly the “South Railway Station in Shibi village near Guangzhou. Firstly, it aims to enrich the geographical discourse on vulnerability and resilience by taking a psychological perspective on individual resilience. Secondly, it seeks to analyze the effect of risk and protective factors especially in relation to complex person-environment relationships that seem neither amenable to modification nor controllable by “visible” action. Problem-based interviews (including narrative sequences) with Shibi’s inhabitants and auto-photography reveal that, in particular, intrapsychological problem- and emotion-focussed coping modes and person-related dispositions such as an internal locus of control or optimism contribute to features of individual resilience.

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Article de périodique

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Erdkunde, issn : 0014-0015, 2013, vol. 67, n°. 1, p. 63-74, nombre de pages : 12, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

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Pays édition : Allemagne, Kleve, Boss

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