The Ethics of Mobilities: Rethinking Place, Exclusion, Freedom and Environment
Prof Dr Sigurd Bergmann, Professor Tore Sager
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Nov 28, 2012 - Social Science - 292 pages
With this book the international academic discourse on mobility is taken a step further, through the intertwined perspectives of different social sciences, engineering and the humanities. The Ethics of Mobilities departs from the recent interest in social surveillance, raised by the use of technology for the surveillance and control of mobility as well as for transport. It widens this theme to encompass a broad scale of issues, ranging from freedom and escape to social exclusion and control, thus raising important questions of ethics, identity and religion; questions that are dealt with by a diverse, yet structured range of chapters, arranged around the themes of ethics and religion, and freedom and control.
Through their variety and diversity of perspectives, the chapters of this book offer a substantial interdisciplinary contribution to the socially and environmentally relevant discussion about what a technically and economically accelerating mobility does to life and how it might be transformed to sustain a more life-enhancing future. Ethics of Mobilities will excite not only international interest, but will also appeal to scholars across a wide range of disciplines, in fields as diverse as theology and engineering.
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Mobility Freedom and Public Space
Automobility and the Driving Force of Warfare From Public Safety to National Security
Stranded Mobilities Human Disasters The Interaction of Mobility and Social Exclusion in Crisis Circumstances
Gendered Mobility A Case Study of NonWestern Immigrant Women in Norway
Mobility as Stress Regulation A Challenge to Dialogue in Planning?
Existential Homelessness Placelessness and Nostalgia in the Age of Mobility
From Sacred Place to an Existential Dimension of Mobility
The Phenomenon of Mobility at the Frankfurt Intemational Airport Challenges from a Theological Perspective
Religion Mobility and Conﬂict
The Desire for Speed and the Rhythm of the Earth
The Ontology of Mobility Morality and Transport Planning
Walk the Talk Mobility Climate Justice and the Churches
Ecological Approaches to Mobile Machines and Environmental Ethics