From Black Horses to White Steeds

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ISBN: 9781988692074

From Black Horses to White Steeds

Building Community Resilience

  Editor :   Laurie Brinklow, Ryan Gibson,
  Publisher:  Island Studies Press

This book discusses how small communities can survive and flourish. Edited by Laurie Brinklow and Ryan Gibson, it celebrates and critiques the dynamics of innovation, governance, and culture in place. Case studies from both sides of the North Atlantic illustrate episodes of “turning around”: the evolution, transformation, and visionary strategy that breathe new life into the term “think global, act local.”

The book’s chapters focus on the strength of local initiatives, the impacts of collective power, and re-envisioning local assets. They explore how various “black horses”–including minorities, small towns, peripheries, Aboriginal communities, those with little money, status, voice, or political leverage–can rise to the occasion and chart livable futures.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781988692074
Item MC0212
PublisherIsland Studies Press
PublisherIsland Studies Press
Published on October 30 2017
Language eng
Pages 378
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight608(g)
Dr. Laurie Brinklow is Co-ordinator of the Institute of Island Studies and the UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability at University of Prince Edward Island. She teaches in the MAIS program at UPEI and is particularly interested in the power of place and story, and their impact on identity. She has published in several academic journals and books, and is the author of a book of poetry, Here for the Music (Acorn 2012).