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Type Journal Article
Title Tuvalu, sovereignty and climate change: considering Fenua, the archipelago and emigration
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Abstract
"Tuvalu is a Pacific atoll nation-state that has come to stand for predicaments implicating climate change,
forced emigration and resettlement, and loss of territory and sovereignty. Legal and policy remedies seek to
address such challenges by radically reframing how sovereignty is conceived. Drawing on literary and legal
theory, we seek to extend such work in the terms of cultural geography and anthropology by considering how
the archipelago and cultural practices known as fenua could be deployed as symbolic and material resources
emphasizing mobility and connection, in contrast to normative ideas of sovereignty, whose orientation to
territory imperils atoll states."

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