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The Double Force of Vulnerability

Ethnography and Environmental Justice

Grant M. Gutierrez, Dana E. Powell, and T. L. Pendergrast

future? The present? The past?” This interrogation of harm's temporality, paired with scenes from the ceremonial protection of land and water at the Standing Rock / #NoDAPL camps in 2016–2017, demonstrate what we call the “double force of vulnerability

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Sara Bonfanti, Shuhua Chen, and Aurora Massa

“Stay Home, Save Lives!”, a political slogan employed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, has compelled many of us to rethink received notions regarding human mobility and vulnerability. Rather than simply asking what we mean by home, we now must

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Katharina Seebaß

Bolte 2004 ; Mohai and Bryant 1992 ). Many studies have linked (social) vulnerability, that is, the ability of an individual to be resistant and resilient to climate hazards, to climate change and environmental hazards (see, e.g., Cutter et al. 2003

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Automobility and Oil Vulnerability

Unfairness as Critical to Energy Transitions

Ana Horta

, scholars have increasingly used the framework of energy justice to investigate the implementation of sustainable energy transitions and climate policies, based on the claim that these may aggravate forms of social inequity and vulnerability ( Bickerstaff et

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The Biologically Vulnerable Boy

Framing Sex Differences in Childhood Infectious Disease Mortality

Heather T. Battles

). This concept of male frailty has come together in modern biology in what Roland Pongou (2013 , 2015) terms “the biological hypothesis.” The current health literature (i.e., since the 1980s) generally accepts male biological vulnerability as a given

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Liza Grandia

years in Q'eqchi’ Maya communities and fully recognize that as a tenured cultural anthropologist with US citizenship I also embody other sets of geopolitical and intellectual privilege. My vulnerabilities, however, present a point of departure to one of

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“All we need is a home”

Eviction, vulnerability, and the struggle for a home by migrants from the Horn of Africa in Rome

Aurora Massa

privileged viewpoint from which to explore the nexus between home and vulnerability at the core of the theme section containing this contribution. This article illustrates how people faced a moment of extreme vulnerability within a situation of protracted

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Victoria C. Ramenzoni and David Yoskowitz

(FEMA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have all prioritized the development of metrics of community vulnerability, resilience, and well-being (Biedenweg et al

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Visualising Resilience

Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Goražde

Pramod K. Nayar

suffering and the costs of war, is also a chronicler of human resilience. In his case, however, resilience as he ‘draws’ and defines it serves a political purpose, and this is the subject of the present article. Examining the dialectic of vulnerability and

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Anxious Breath

An Autoethnographic Exploration of Non-binary Queerness, Vulnerability, and Recognition in Step Out

Lara Bochmann and Erin Hampson

vulnerability”; if it is defined as the ability to conform to normative ideals, then some bodies are constructed as more vulnerable than others ( Butler 2015 ). Vulnerability also plays a crucial role as locus of hurt and connection when navigating life in a