This issue of the Journal of Bahá’í Studies is the fruit of collaboration between nine authors, writing on the topic of constructive resilience. The development of this issue has been an experiment in collaborative processes of scholarship, and it stands as one early milestone in learning about this kind of collaboration. This collection of essays opens with “The Constructive Imaginary,” in which Michael Karlberg provides a fuller glimpse into this collaborative process. The experience of African Americans and African-descended people more broadly is explored from a range of vantage points while other essays in this issue use different lenses to consider the power and implications of constructive resilience. Together, the essays present a stylistic continuum, from traditionally academic to personal and introspective.
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