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By Jerry K. Jacka
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... labor modernization warfare conflict social vulnerability ...
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... This chapter describes social vulnerabilities in the high-altitude zone. Due to the vagaries of colonial road building, the road to the mine was built through the high-altitude zone, where previously Porgerans did not live. However, to access the development benefits associated with mining...
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... and varying amounts of resilience to heavy human impacts. climate change resilience deforestation social memory forest ecology This chapter describes social vulnerabilities in the high-altitude zone. Due to the vagaries of colonial road building, the road to the mine was built through the high...
Published: 13 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375289-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7528-9
... feminists had politicized trafficking as “violence against women.” The main antitrafficking laws developed by the un, the eu, and the United States focus on anticrime and not addressing the underlying economic and social vulnerabilities that sustain trafficking. U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373490-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7349-0
... linked with practices of resistance in the service of social and political justice. The chapter asks about the gendering of perceived or marked vulnerabilities and how they function to expand or justify those structures of power that seek to achieve ethnic, economic, or cultural-religious dominance...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373490-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7349-0
... generated a norm of Western citizenship? Some faces “made bare” become socially vulnerable, and laws that prohibit concealing the face in public have contributed to constructing minorities as veiled and thus as conspirators the state must unveil. Simultaneously, an allegorical representation of justice...
Published: 13 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375289-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7528-9
... The transformation of socialist economies into capitalist economies was a crucial context for the rise of post–Cold War human trafficking. This chapter analyzes the economic transformations that created high social vulnerabilities in the region but were normalized by political elites east...
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375654-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7565-4
... considers how one does fieldwork on and in precariousness. It also examines how those most vulnerable to social isolation and everyday risk are coming up with new strategies for redesigning life with others. sociality Japan life and death ...
Book Chapter

By Jennifer Suchland
Published: 13 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375289-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7528-9
... and social vulnerabilities that sustain trafficking. U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act Cold War organized crime antitrafficking ...
Published: 07 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375029-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7502-9
..., as their positionality is distinct from the consensual social group that pd aims to forge. Juxtaposing Kichwa women’s critical insights into four pd projects, the chapter uncovers the ways exclusion is produced. The end of the chapter turns to examine the recent social neoliberal policy discourse of vulnerability...
Book Chapter

By Dean Spade
Published: 13 July 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7479-4
...Preface The preface describes the cases of two people who came to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project for help. Both were facing a tangle of problems with social services and legal systems, creating vulnerability to homelessness and imprisonment. These two stories illustrate how purportedly neutral...
Book Chapter

By Jerry K. Jacka
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... One of the main goals of the book is how to theorize social and ecological change as part of complex systems rather than as aberrations. A focus on change highlights both the adaptive creativity and the vulnerabilities of coupled social-ecological systems. The metaphor of alchemy is used...
Published: 13 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375289-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7528-9
.... This chapter analyzes the economic transformations that created high social vulnerabilities in the region but were normalized by political elites east and west. In the 1990s, there was everyday violence for almost everyone, but it was not recognized as such. Instead, only some forms of violence—human...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375364-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7536-4
...) by visiting the yarn store, joining knitting circles, and looking for other safe venues for sociality, even “stranger sociality.” This was sought as a palliative for frightening loneliness, long-term social isolation, and the vulnerability of advanced age. “The need to help” arose from a profound neediness...
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 19 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375012-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7501-2
... This chapter explores resilience and its limits in the context of ecological factors. The idea of social memory is examined, through which responses to ecological crises are mitigated by mythical proscriptions and the practical sharing of adaptive strategies. Mitigation practices for volcanic...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 05 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375180-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7518-0
... debts owed on daily-rent hotels rooms created social and physical relations that were unstable. Everyone was seeking something to consume (drugs, food, money for the rent), and constant insecurity bred specific forms of vulnerability. For the women in the daily-rent hotels these forms of vulnerability...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373209-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
... Turning to the legal and social history around the theft and circulation of the popular WWII calypso tune “Rum and Coca-Cola,” this chapter explores US militarization in the West Indies and its reciprocal social, political, economic, and cultural effects. Specifically, this essay illustrates how...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374183-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7418-3
..., as well as interviews with both groups, it discusses the forms of social relationality, political authority, technical expertise, and ethical responsibility accompanying the imperative to protect the lives of vulnerable populations. Rather than assuming that this initiative institutes a new regime...
Published: 10 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373056-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7305-6
... and the need to protect vulnerable children, popular representations of Ostrava’s woes portray a struggle between citizens who are suffering and a state not living up to its obligations. Evoking social contract ideals, such calls upon the state engage in a politics of last resort, translating personal...
Published: 07 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375029-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7502-9
... Building on representations of indigenous women as vulnerable, a development category of “indigenous women” from the 1990s sought to make them political leaders, make them statistically knowable, and equip them with self-esteem. The chapter examines this policy in light of critical accounts...