Description - Geographies and Moralities by Roger Lee
This topical book addresses contemporary concern with the interconnections between geography and morality. It recognizes that there are 'moral geographies', involving differences in moral values and practices from place to place. It also recognizes that there are moralities in geography, in the sense of research methods and practices which may be subject to normative evaluation and codes of professional ethics. After a foreword by Revaz Gachechiladze and an introductory chapter by the editors explaining the academic context and approach adopted, contributors from a number of different countries provide international perspectives on the issues, supported by case studies from their own original research. These case studies deal with a wide range of controversial topics, including global inequalities, uneven development in Europe, struggles over human rights in Nigeria, territorial conflict in Israel and land reform in post-apartheid South Africa.
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Author Biography - Roger Lee
Roger Lee is Professor of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. He was editor of the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers from 1993 to 1998 and is currently an editor of Progress in Human Geography. His previous publications include Economic Geography (third edition, 1982), Teaching Geography in Higher Education (Blackwell, 1991), Geographies of Economies (1997) and Alternative Economic Spaces (2003). He is also an academician of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences. David M. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. He held earlier appointments at the Universities of Manchester, Southern Illinois, Florida, Natal, the Witwatersrand and New England (Australia). He is the author or editor of twenty books, including Geography and Social Justice (Blackwell, 1994) and Moral Geographies: Ethics in a World of Difference (2000).