This chapter, based on research funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, shows how social geographies produced by historical migrations to the city of Bandar Lampung in Indonesia contribute to vulnerability to flooding, and responses to flood events. In particular, migrant ethnic networks shape not onlyu the contours of precarious everyday livelihoods, but also the political capital people are able to actualize at very localised scales to attract assistance of various kinds. The chapter argues that policy makers need a nuanced appreciateion of the subtle ways past migrations remain significant in shaping vulnerability and defining access to resources - a step that is necessary for ensuring a just approach to flood responses.
|Title of host publication||Living with floods in a mobile Southeast Asia: a political ecology of vulnerability, migration and environmental change|
|Editors||Carl Middleton, Rebecca Elmhirst, Supang Chantavanich|
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Nov 2017|
|Name||Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration|
This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Living with floods in a mobile Southeast Asia: a political ecology of vulnerability, migration and environmental change on 02/11/2017, available online: https://www.routledge.com/Living-with-Floods-in-a-Mobile-Southeast-Asia-A-Political-Ecology-of-Vulnerability/Middleton-Elmhirst-Chantavanich/p/book/9781138793248