Women, migration and well-being: building epistemological resilience through ontologies of wholeness and relationship

Williams, Lewis and Hall, Laura (2014) Women, migration and well-being: building epistemological resilience through ontologies of wholeness and relationship. Global Change, Peace and Security, 26 (2). pp. 211-221. ISSN 1478-1158


This paper offers some reflections on the contextual issues and approach to a social action research initiative, the Ecology of Well-being Project (EWBP), active in Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand, which seeks to address psycho-spiritual well-being among these communities. Specifically, it focuses on building epistemological resilience among these groups and, by extension, society at large, through adopting an Indigenous Life-World approach. This worldview
refers to an experience of reality that includes the material and discursive nature of human interaction, but significantly sees this as underpinned by a much deeper metaphysical ecology that views all living beings – animate and in the Western sense inanimate – as being energetically

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 05:37
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 05:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: spirituality; community; human ecology
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220303 Environmental Philosophy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/14781158.2014.881335
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25417

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