Table 1. Comparisons of adaptive capacity elements with dimensions of culture from a selection of sources.


Dimensions of Culture Economy & Ecology Society & Polity Ideology & Knowledge
Colombi (2012a)
 
make
 
do
 
think
 
Bodley (2005)
 
material
 
behavioral
 
mental
 
Harris (1979)
 
infrastructure
 
structure
 
superstructure
 
Resilience Alliance (Folke 2002 et al.)
 
nurturing diversity for resilience
 
creating opportunity for self-organization towards social-ecological sustainability
 
learning to live with change and uncertainty; combining different types of knowledge for learning
 
USAID (2009:xv)
 
natural resources, infrastructure (human-built or natural), secure land tenure
 
effectiveness of institutions and governance systems, insurance, and mediation measures
 
information and communication systems
 
Adger et al. (2007:727)
 
economic development and technology
 
social capital, social networks, governance structures
 
human capital, values, perceptions, customs, traditions and levels of cognition
 
Capital (Costanza et al. 1997)
 
natural, built
 
social
 
human