Maintaining Space for Dialogue and Diversity

Janet McIntyre-Mills

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The approach detailed in this chapter aims to honour diversity and to keep the identity of separate strands. The workshop and symposium hosted by Flinders and UnPad invited colleagues from a range of disciplines to address the area of concern posed by Rorty (1997) in Achieving Our Country, namely, to be practical, engaged academics rather than spectators. My intersectional and interdisciplinary research programme to date focuses on exploring pathways to wellbeing and resilience in urbanised, environmentally affected locations. It explores participant’s culturally specific responses and perceptions on human capabilities, the social determinants of wellbeing and the resilience of the environment on which human beings depend for survival. The research problems identified are explored to find pathways to support meaningful change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMixed Methods and Cross Disciplinary Research
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Cultivating Ecosystemic Living
EditorsJanet McIntyre-Mills, Norma R. A, Romm
Number of pages68
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-04993-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-04992-8
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameContemporary Systems Thinking


  • Multiple mixed methods
  • Social and environmental justice
  • Elimination of waste and want


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