Special Topic: Communities, Crisis and Resilience
Summer Nov 2011 start
- Not Offered
One of the interesting questions in a rapidly globalising world is the nature of the local community. Local communities are held together by a complex set of political, economic, social and communications structures. They contain smaller more tightly knit communities, such as ethnic communities, religious communities, business communities, cultural communities, suburban communities, and academic communities. In this course we will consider the nature of communities from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, in an attempt to understand the nature of a community, and the ties that bind it together. The recent earthquakes in Christchurch and the reactions from the different communities provide a focus as we seek a better understanding of our own community.