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Vulnerability in a Mobile World

by Helen Forbes-Mewett

Vulnerability in a Mobile World Synopsis

Populations across the world are becoming increasingly mobile for many different reasons. Some are searching for a better and safer life, others migrate for economic or environmental purposes, education, or identity formation. While mobility may bring better life-chances, this book shows that for some it means experiencing vulnerability. Vulnerability in a Mobile World considers the notion of vulnerability from various standpoints including intercultural relationships, homelessness, urbanisation, refugee and asylum seekers, and the use of YouTube by young girls. The diversity of the circumstances and characteristics of the vulnerable enable this book to uniquely show just how broad the notion of vulnerability can be. Presenting an international perspective to social problems in various settings, the chapters are brought together in a coherent argument that shows vulnerability has many forms and is often associated with mobile populations. Vulnerability in a Mobile World is based on a collection of studies by new and emerging scholars focussing on the impacts of migration and mobility in contemporary contexts. Within this framework, each chapter presents new findings that provides poignant examples of vulnerability involving diverse populations, geographical locations and circumstances.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781787569126
Publication date: 25th November 2019
Author: Helen Forbes-Mewett
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 200 pages
Categories: Society & social sciences, Migration, immigration & emigration, Social mobility,

About Helen Forbes-Mewett

Helen Forbes-Mewett is Discipline Head of Sociology, School of Social Sciences at Monash University. She is also Deputy Director of the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre. Her work focuses on human security, international education, migration, cultural diversity and social cohesion. She is a member of the Victorian Multicultural Commission Regional Advisory Committee. Helen is an Editorial Board member and Associate Editor for the Journal of International Students.

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