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The Resource Ethics in everyday places : mapping moral stress, distress, and injury, Tom Koch

Ethics in everyday places : mapping moral stress, distress, and injury, Tom Koch

Label
Ethics in everyday places : mapping moral stress, distress, and injury
Title
Ethics in everyday places
Title remainder
mapping moral stress, distress, and injury
Statement of responsibility
Tom Koch
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Ethics in Everyday Places, ethicist and geographer Tom Koch considers what happens when, as he puts it, "you do everything right but know you've done something wrong." The resulting moral stress and injury, he argues, are pervasive in modern Western society. Koch makes his argument "from the ground up," from the perspective of average persons, and through a revealing series of maps in which issues of ethics and morality are embedded. The book begins with a general grounding in both moral stress and mapping as a means of investigation. The author then examines the ethical dilemmas of mapmakers and others in the popular media and the sciences, including graphic artists, journalists, researchers, and social scientists. Koch expands from the particular to the general, from mapmaker and journalist to the readers of maps and news. He explores the moral stress and injury in educational funding, poverty, and income inequality ("Why aren't we angry that one in eight fellow citizens lives in federally certified poverty?"), transportation modeling (seen in the iconic map of the London transit system and the hidden realities of exclusion), and U.S. graft organ transplantation. This uniquely interdisciplinary work rewrites our understanding of the nature of moral stress, distress and injury, and ethics in modern life. Written accessibly and engagingly, it transforms how we think of ethics-personal and professional-amid the often conflicting moral injunctions across modern society. -- Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koch, Tom
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1012
LC item number
.K55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Basic bioethics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Cartography
  • MEDICAL / Ethics
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Cartography
  • Ethics
Label
Ethics in everyday places : mapping moral stress, distress, and injury, Tom Koch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moral stress, distress, and injury -- I. An ethnography of ethics: Ethics, geography, and mapping: the failure of the simple -- The tobacco problem -- The morals in the map: stress and distress -- II. Cultural realities: ethics, values, and morals -- Mapping poverty: ethics and morals -- An educational example -- Mapping justice as transportation -- Ethics and transplantation -- III. Moral communities and their members: The ethics of scale, the scale of distress -- It's ... complex
Control code
1002299906
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 259 pages
Isbn
9780262037211
Lccn
2017016888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027831254
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1002299906
Label
Ethics in everyday places : mapping moral stress, distress, and injury, Tom Koch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moral stress, distress, and injury -- I. An ethnography of ethics: Ethics, geography, and mapping: the failure of the simple -- The tobacco problem -- The morals in the map: stress and distress -- II. Cultural realities: ethics, values, and morals -- Mapping poverty: ethics and morals -- An educational example -- Mapping justice as transportation -- Ethics and transplantation -- III. Moral communities and their members: The ethics of scale, the scale of distress -- It's ... complex
Control code
1002299906
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 259 pages
Isbn
9780262037211
Lccn
2017016888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027831254
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1002299906

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