No power without knowledge: a discursive subjectivities approach to investigate climate-induced (im)mobility and wellbeing

Ayeb-Karlsson, Sonja (2020) No power without knowledge: a discursive subjectivities approach to investigate climate-induced (im)mobility and wellbeing. Social Sciences, 9 (6). a103. ISSN 2076-0760

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During the last few decades we have seen a rapid growth in the body of literature on climate-induced human mobility or environmental migration. Meanwhile, in-depth people-centred studies investigating people’s (im)mobility decision-making as a highly complex and sociopsychological process are scarce. This is problematic as human decision-making behaviour and responses—including their success or failure—closely align with people’s wellbeing status. In this article, elaborations around why these under-representations of research narratives and existing methods will guide us towards a solution. The article proposes a conceptual model to help fill this gap that is inspired by Michel Foucault’s power and knowledge relationship and discursive subjectivities. The conceptual idea introduced by the article offers as a replicable approach and potential way forward that can support widening empirical research in the area of climate-induced (im)mobility decision-making and wellbeing.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: climate change, decision-making, discipline and punishment, migration, non-economic loss and damage, human mobility, immobility, subjectivities, sustainable wellbeing, trapped populations
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography > HB0848 Demography. Population. Vital events > HB1951 Population geography. Migration
J Political Science
Q Science > QC Physics > QC0851 Meteorology. Climatology Including the earth's atmosphere > QC0980 Climatology and weather > QC0981.8.A-Z Special topics, A-Z > QC0981.8.C5 Climate change
R Medicine
Depositing User: Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2020 07:06
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 07:15

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