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Climate migrants and new identities? The geopolitics of embracing or rejecting mobility

Farbotko, C and Stratford, E (2016) Climate migrants and new identities? The geopolitics of embracing or rejecting mobility. Social and Cultural Geography, 17 (4). pp. 533-552. ISSN 1464-9365

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Abstract

New evidence is emerging to suggest that climate change
mobility is giving effect to changing forms of island identity
among Tuvaluans and i-Kiribati. This nascent shift prompts a
number of questions addressed in this paper. What, for example,
does climate change migration mean for island identity and
its geographic performance? How does the spatialization of
identity inform shared experiences of climate change, and
how does identity assist in the formation of shared positions
from which to advocate for change? Drawing on discourses of
sedentarism and mobilization among Tuvaluan and i-Kiribati, we
explore performances of identity related to climate change being
fashioned and refashioned in different contexts.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Cultural Geography
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis Ltd
Page Range: pp. 533-552
ISSN: 1464-9365
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2015.1089589
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Crown Copyright 2015 Commonwealth of Australia

Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 04:31
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 05:07
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