Human mobility is dramatically on the rise; globalization and modern technology have increased transportation and migration. Frequent journeys over large distances cause huge energy consumption, severely impact local and global natural environments and raise spiritual and ethical questions about our place in the world. 'Spaces of Mobility' presents an analysis of the socio-political, environmental, and ethical aspects of mobility. The volume brings together essays that examine why and how modern modes of transport emerge, considering their effect on society. The religious significance of contemporary travel is outlined, namely its impact on pilgrimage, Christology and ethics. The essays examine the interaction between humans and their surroundings and question how increased mobility affects human identity and self-understanding. 'Spaces of Mobility' will be of interest to students and scholars seeking to understand the impact of mobility on modern culture and society, the ethics behind contemporary transport systems and the conditions of immigrants in a world of constant travel.
Preface 1. Introduction Sigurd Bergmann/Thomas Hoff/Tore Sager 2. The Beauty of Speed or the Cross of Mobility? - Introductory Reflections on the Aesth/Ethics of Space, Justice and Motion Sigurd Bergmann 3. Hypermobility and the Forecast-free Planning of Society Tore Sager 4. 'Green' attitudes and sustainable household consumption of energy and transport - Six conditions that improve attitude-behaviour consistency Erling Holden 5. Travelling as Pilgrimage - Ecotheological Contributions to Mobility Ethics Anders Melin 6. The Bodily Basis of Control in Technically Aided Movement Kjell Ivar Overgard/Cato Alexander Bjorkli/Thomas Hoff 7. What Modes of Moving Do to Me - Reflections about Technogenic Processes of Identification David Kronlid 8. Global Vagabonds, Place and the Self: Psychological affects on work-related mobility on morality and world view Peter Nynas 9. Mobility: Discourses from the non-western immigrant groups in Norway Tanu Priya Uteng 10. Inclusive Mobility- Participation, Physical Barriers and the Concept of Universal Design Liv Ovstedal 11. Freedom as Mobility - Implications of the distinction between potential and revealed travelling Tore Sager