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The Ethics of Mobilities
     

The Ethics of Mobilities

by Tore Sager, Sigurd Bergmann
 

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ISBN-10: 0754672832

ISBN-13: 9780754672838

Pub. Date: 11/01/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754672838
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Series:
Transport and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: in between standstill and hypermobility - introductory remarks to a broader discourse, Sigurd Bergmann and Tore Sager; Part I: The beauty of speed or the discovery of slowness - why do we need to rethink mobility? Sigurd Bergmann; Mobility, freedom, and public space, Mimi Sheller; Automobility and the driving force of warfare: from public safety to national security, Jeremy Packer; Stranded mobilities, human disasters: the interaction of mobility and social exclusion in crisis circumstances, Margaret Grieco and Julian Hine; Gendered mobility: a case study of non-Western immigrant women of Norway, Tanu Priya Uteng; Mobility as stress regulation: a challenge to dialogue in planning?, Tore Sager; Understanding mobility holistically: the case of Hurricane Katrina, Tim Cresswell. Part II: Existential homelessness - placelessness and nostalgia in the age of mobility, Juhani Pallasmaa; From sacred place to an existential dimension of mobility, Peter Nynäs; The phenomenon of mobility at the Frankfurt international airport - challenges from a theological perspective, Kerstin Söderblom; Religion, mobility and conflict, Elizabeth Pritchard; The desire for speed and the rhythm of the earth, Michael Northcott; The ontology of mobility, morality, and transport planning, Ullrich Zeitler; Walk the talk - mobility, climate justice and the churches, Jutta Steigerwald; Ecological approaches to mobile machines and environmental ethics, David Kronlid; Index.

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