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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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Vulnerable homes on the move

An introduction

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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Reaching ‘the Vulnerable’ by Working from the Heart?

Community Case Workers in Zimbabwe

Saana Hansen

are state-mandated, non-salaried volunteers who are expected to reach the most vulnerable community members in the wards where they live and refer them to the District Social Welfare Department for possible further state and nongovernmental

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Who Is Feeling the Heat?: Vulnerabilities and Exposures to Heat Stress—Individual, Social, and Housing Explanations

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

vulnerability as a given, especially during infancy, taking it as the baseline against which to measure sex-based discrimination against females ( Basu and Aaby 1998: 14 ; Hill and Upchurch 1995 ). Some authors go so far as to pathologize maleness; Sheri

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Canary Science in the Mineshaft of the Anthropocene

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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Technological Inequality and Social Exclusion of Older People during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Anna Tsetoura

more physically frail adults are not online and have to cope with a double burden of digital and social exclusion. This vulnerability can negatively impact their access to digital services and content, such as health information, digital communication

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People's Perceptions of the Impact of Climate Change and the Effect of a Community Development Project in Nigeria

Anselm Adodo and Monica Imoudu

the first section we start with elaborations of two core concepts of our study: “climate change” and “vulnerability.” Next, the deployed conceptual frameworks—the social quality perspective, its theory (SQT), and its approaches (SQA), as well as the

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Governing through paperwork

Examining the regulatory effects of documentary practices in a refugee settlement

Sophie Nakueira

which mobility to third countries is regulated in the context of the resettlement programme. I posit that although the resettlement scheme is meant to protect the most vulnerable refugees by resettling them in countries outside the refugee settlements