Wilson, Michael John

Institute for Culture and Society, UWS.
Michael completed his PhD in 2012 at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney. His thesis, 'Accumulating Resilience: an investigation of the migration and resettlement experiences of Sudanese young people in Western Sydney', explored the multi-dimensional phenomenon of resilience and related sociocultural concepts of hope, affect, belonging and resourcefulness. He is interested in questions of equity, social inclusion and cultural diversity in the lives of disadvantaged groups. 


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    Introduction The term ‘resilience’ is on everyone’s lips - from politicians to community service providers to the seemingly endless supply of self-help gurus. The concept is undergoing a renaissance of sorts in contemporary Western society; but why resilience now? One possible explanation is that individuals and their communities are experiencing increased...Read more