The Ethics of Mobilities

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"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." The 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754672838
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Series: Transport and Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction In between standstill and hypermobility - introductory remarks to a broader discourse Sigurd Bergmann Bergmann, Sigurd Tore Sager Sager, Tore 1
1 The beauty of speed or the discovery of slowness - why do we need to rethink mobility? Sigurd Bergmann Bergmann, Sigurd 13
2 Mobility, freedom and public space Mimi Sheller Sheller, Mimi 25
3 Automobility and the driving force of warfare : from public safety to national security Jeremy Packer Packer, Jeremy 39
4 Stranded mobilities, human disasters : the interaction of mobility and social exclusion in crisis circumstances Margaret Grieco Grieco, Margaret Julian Hine Hine, Julian 65
5 Gendered mobility : a case study of non-Western immigrant women in Norway Tanu Priya Uteng Uteng, Tanu Priya 73
6 Mobility as stress regulation : a challenge to dialogue in planning? Tore Sager Sager, Tore 103
7 Understanding mobility holistically : the case of Hurricane Katrina Tim Cresswell Cresswell, Tim 129
8 Existential homelessness - placelessness and nostalgia in the age of mobility Juhani Pallasmaa Pallasmaa, Juhani 143
9 From sacred place to an existential dimension of mobility Peter Nynas Nynas, Peter 157
10 The phenomenon of mobility at the Frankfurt International Airport - challenges from a theological perspective Kerstin Soderblom Soderblom, Kerstin 177
11 Religion, mobility and conflict Elizabeth Pritchard Pritchard, Elizabeth 195
12 The desire for speed and the rhythm of the Earth Michael Northcott Northcott, Michael 215
13 The oncology of mobility, morality and transport planning Ullrich Zeitler Zeitler, Ullrich 233
14 Walk the talk - mobility, climate justice and thechurches Jutta Steigerwald Steigerwald, Jutta 241
15 Ecological approaches to mobile machines and environmental ethics David Kronlid Kronlid, David 255 Index 269
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