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Geographies and Moralities. International Perspectives on Development, Justice and Place. Edition No. 1. RGS-IBG Book Series

  • ID: 2247097
  • Book
  • September 2004
  • Region: Global
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This topical book addresses contemporary concern with the interconnections between geography and morality.
  • Covers both the geographical context of morality, and moralities in geographical methods and practices.
  • Contains up-to-date case studies based on original research.
  • Deals with controversial issues, such as problems of globalization, European integration, human rights in Nigeria, territorial conflict in Israel, and land reform in post-apartheid South Africa.
  • The editors are well-published leading international authorities.
  • The contributors are drawn from Australia, Eastern Europe, Israel, South Africa, the UK and the US.
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Series Editors' Preface.

Notes on Contributors.




1. Introduction: Geographies of Morality/Moralities of Geography: Roger Lee and David M. Smith (Both at Queen Mary, University of London).

Part I: Geography and Ethics: Method and Practice.

2. The Quality of Ethics: Moral Causation and the Interdisciplinary Science of Geography: William S. Lynn (Centre for Humans and Nature in New York).

3. On the Pavement: Reflections on Fieldwork with Poor Black Women Street Traders in Durban, South Africa: Priscilla Cunnan (Queen Mary, University of London).

Part II: Moral Geographies of Uneven Development.

4. Globalisation, Production and Inequalities in Development: Peter Dicken (University of Manchester).

5. Regional Inequality, Convergence and Enlargement in the European Union: Nigel Spence (Queen Mary, University of London).

6. Moral Problems of Eastern Wilderness: European Core and Periphery: Boleslaw Domañski (Jagiellonian University).

7. Where the Grass is Greener in Poland: Regional and Intra-urban Inequalities: Grzegorz Wêclawowicz (Polish Academy of Sciences).

Part III: Moral Geographies of Distribution: Justice, Welfare and Rights.

8. Social Exclusion, Health and Health Care: The Case of the National Health Service in England: Sarah E. Curtis (Queen Mary, University of London).

9. The Problem with Welfare: Susan Smith and Donna Easterlow (Both at University of Edinburgh).

10. Struggles over Human Rights in Nigeria: Rex Honey (University of Iowa).

11. Valuing Land and Distributing Territory: Avery Kolers (University of Louisville, Kentucky).

12. When Two Rights Collide: Some Lessons from Jerusalem: Shlomo Hasson (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

13. Land Reform Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa: The Elusive Quest for Social Justice?: Brij Maharaj (University of Natal).

Part IV: Moral Geographies in Place.

14. Waiting in Line, or the Moral and Material Geographies of Queue-Jumping: Stuart Corbridge (University of Miami).

15. Moral Geographies of Sexual Citizenship: Gill Valentine (University of Sheffield).

16. But Tight Jeans are Better! Moral Improvisation and Ethical Judgement in Local Planning Decision-making: Jean Hillier (University of Newcastle).

Part V: Moral Context and Professional Practice in Geography.

17. Disciplinary Change and Career Paths: Ron Johnston (University of Bristol).

18. From Location Theory to Moral Philosophy: Views from the Fringe: David M. Smith (Queen Mary, University of London).


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Roger Lee Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

David M. Smith Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
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