The Ethics of Mobilities: Rethinking Place, Exclusion, Freedom and Environment (BOK)
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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. "Mobilities in Transit" builds upon 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 metaphysics; 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.As such, this volume undertakes not only to describe and explore contemporary and narrow notions of mobility but also to investigate and nurture their transition to richer conceptual models. Spatial, ethical, and technical dimensions of mobility, so far not satisfactorily analyzed, are related for the first time in this collection to established research on mobilities in geography, economics and sociology. 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. "Mobilities in Transit", then, 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.