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Main Title Ethics in everyday places : mapping moral stress, distress, and injury /
Author Koch, Tom,
Publisher Esri Press ; The MIT Press,
Year Published 2017
OCLC Number 1002299906
ISBN 9780262037211; 0262037211
Subjects Ethics ; Cartography--Miscellanea ; ethics (philosophy) ; 0838 ethics--(NL-LeOCL)077593472 ; MEDICAL / Ethics ; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work ; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Cartography
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  BJ1012.K55 2017 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 05/24/2023
Collation xix, 259 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-238) and index.
Contents Notes 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. 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.
Place Published Redlands, CA Cambridge, Massachusetts
Title Ser Add Ent Basic bioethics.
PUB Date Free Form 2017
Series Title Untraced Basic bioethics
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
Content text
Carrier volume
Cataloging Source RDA
LCCN 2017016888
OCLC Time Stamp 20230517213021
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04111cam 2200565 i 45010