Camelia Dewan

Dr Camelia Dewan is an environmental anthropologist focusing on the anthropology of development and is an Associate Senior Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology at Uppsala University.

Climate Refugees or Labour Migrants? Climate Reductive Translations of Migration from Coastal Bangladesh

Shrimp-induced migration, riverbank erosion and waterlogging are various environmental factors contributing to choices to migrate in Bangladesh, but to reframe these movements as ‘climate-induced’ would erase the political and socio-economic context in which these processes are embedded.

Misreading Climate Change in Bangladesh

Perilously close to rising sea levels and vulnerable to floods, erosion, and cyclones, Bangladesh is one of the top recipients of development aid earmarked for adaptation to climate change. The common reading of Bangladesh as a victim of climate change assumes that as global warming increases, ice caps will melt, sea levels will rise, low-lying Bangladesh …

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