Flooding in a city of migrants: ethnicity and entitlement in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia

Rebecca Elmhirst, Ari Darmastuti

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiving with floods in a mobile Southeast Asia: a political ecology of vulnerability, migration and environmental change
EditorsCarl Middleton, Rebecca Elmhirst, Supang Chantavanich
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
Pages146-166
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781315761435
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

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Indonesia
natural disaster
vulnerability
ethnicity
migrant
migration
social geography
livelihood
assistance
event
resources

Bibliographical note

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

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Elmhirst, R., & Darmastuti, A. (2017). Flooding in a city of migrants: ethnicity and entitlement in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia. In C. Middleton, R. Elmhirst, & S. Chantavanich (Eds.), Living with floods in a mobile Southeast Asia: a political ecology of vulnerability, migration and environmental change (pp. 146-166). (Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration). London, UK.
Elmhirst, Rebecca ; Darmastuti, Ari. / Flooding in a city of migrants: ethnicity and entitlement in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia. Living with floods in a mobile Southeast Asia: a political ecology of vulnerability, migration and environmental change. editor / Carl Middleton ; Rebecca Elmhirst ; Supang Chantavanich. London, UK, 2017. pp. 146-166 (Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration).
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Flooding in a city of migrants: ethnicity and entitlement in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia. / Elmhirst, Rebecca; Darmastuti, Ari.

Living with floods in a mobile Southeast Asia: a political ecology of vulnerability, migration and environmental change. ed. / Carl Middleton; Rebecca Elmhirst; Supang Chantavanich. London, UK, 2017. p. 146-166 (Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration).

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Elmhirst R, Darmastuti A. Flooding in a city of migrants: ethnicity and entitlement in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia. In Middleton C, Elmhirst R, Chantavanich S, editors, Living with floods in a mobile Southeast Asia: a political ecology of vulnerability, migration and environmental change. London, UK. 2017. p. 146-166. (Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration).