Journal of Community Practice
Taylor & Francis
Oppressed communities have long used strategies of caring for and protecting each other to ensure their collective survival. We argue for ecosocial workers to critically interrogate how agency, history, and culture structure environmental problems and our responses to them, by developing a resilience-based framework, collective survival strategies (CSS). CSS consider power, culture and history and build upon the strengths of oppressed communities facing global environmental changes. We challenge the dominant narrative of climate change as a “new” problem and connect it to colonization. We discuss implications by examining a social work program explicitly built on Indigenous knowledges and anti-colonial practice.
McLafferty Bell, Finn; Dennis, Mary Kate; and Krings, Amy. Collective Survival Strategies and Anti-Colonial Practice in Ecosocial Work. Journal of Community Practice, 27, 3-4: 279-295, 2019. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, Social Work: School of Social Work Faculty Publications and Other Works, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10705422.2019.1652947
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