No Power without Knowledge: A Discursive Subjectivities Approach to Investigate Climate-Induced (Im)mobility and Wellbeing

  • 2020•06•15

    Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson

    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.

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