reference : Social justice and mobility in coastal Louisiana, USA

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Abstract Louisiana faces extensive coastal land loss which threatens the livelihoods of marginalized populations. These groups have endured extreme disruptive events in the past and have survived in the region by relying on several resilient practices, including mobility. Facing environmental changes that will be wrought by deliberate coastal restoration programs, elderly residents are resisting migration while younger residents continue a decades-long inland migration. Interviews and historical records illustrate a complex intersection of resilient practices and environmental migration. The process underway conflicts to some extent with prevailing concepts in environmental migration, most notably deviating from established migration patterns. In terms of social justice, selective out-migration of younger adults leaves a more vulnerable population behind, but also provides a supplementary source of income and social links to inland locales. Organized resistance to restoration projects represents a social justice response to programs that threaten the resource-based livelihoods of coastal residents while offering protection to safer inland urban residents.
Author Colten, Craig E.; Simms, Jessica R. Z.; Grismore, Audrey A.; Hemmerling, Scott A.
DOI 10.1007/s10113-017-1115-7
Date February 01
ISSN 1436-378X
Issue 2
Journal Regional Environmental Change
Pages 371-383
Title Social justice and mobility in coastal Louisiana, USA
Type of Article journal article
Volume 18
Year 2018
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