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The role of human agency in environmental change and mobility: a case study of environmental migration in Southeast Philippines

Ransan-Cooper, Hedda

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There has been significant progress made recently in conceptualizing the relationship between environmental change and mobility, particularly in highlighting its contextual and multidimensional nature. Yet there is still a need to broaden and deepen the range of conceptual tools for researchers interested in the relationship between environmental change and mobility. In particular, there remains a need for concepts that allow greater analytical elaboration of the less calculative dimension of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRansan-Cooper, Hedda
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-09T23:48:46Z
dc.identifier.issn2325-1042
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/205987
dc.description.abstractThere has been significant progress made recently in conceptualizing the relationship between environmental change and mobility, particularly in highlighting its contextual and multidimensional nature. Yet there is still a need to broaden and deepen the range of conceptual tools for researchers interested in the relationship between environmental change and mobility. In particular, there remains a need for concepts that allow greater analytical elaboration of the less calculative dimension of migration decision-making. This paper explores the relationships between human mobility and environmental change through a case study of Albay Province in Southeast Luzon, Philippines. It seeks to open the black box of agency in studies of environmental migration by drawing, specifically, on theories of social practice, identity and affect (i.e. embodied emotion). Within a context of deagrarianization, the paper analyses how inhabitants of rural Albay continue to see migration as a necessary, yet often painful part of everyday life that they must actively manage. The social practices lens reveals how mobility is both integrated into a range of embodied habitual patterns of behaviour rooted in the past, but is also a novel practice developed as a response to changing environments, particularly relating to increasing livelihood risks.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Australian Government, under the Endeavour Research program.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.rights© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceEnvironmental Sociology
dc.titleThe role of human agency in environmental change and mobility: a case study of environmental migration in Southeast Philippines
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume2
dc.date.issued2016
local.identifier.absfor160802 - Environmental Sociology
local.identifier.absfor160303 - Migration
local.identifier.ariespublicationu6048437xPUB685
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationRansan-Cooper, Hedda, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage132
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage143
local.identifier.doi10.1080/23251042.2016.1144405
local.identifier.absseo970116 - Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
dc.date.updated2020-03-08T07:22:53Z
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