Searching for Ethics and Responsibility in Everyday Life Mobilities: The example of cycling in Copenhagen

Malene Freudendal-Pedersen

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    Abstract

    Living an everyday life among other people entails evaluating their behavior according to our own ideas about what is right and wrong – good or bad. And living according to our own ethics in a mobile risk society entails ambivalences and opens up the issue of responsibility. This article discusses how moral and ethical considerations are always part of individual’s interaction with others, exemplified through the experiences of being a cyclist in Copenhagen. The article finalizes by touching upon the role of social sciences whom for a long time has learned to ignore or reject ethical and thus normative considerations
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSociologica
    Volume1
    Number of pages23
    ISSN1971-8853
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014

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