A Sense of Place in a Globalized World: Place-Based Organizing for Corporate AccountabilityJournal of the Society of Christian Ethics (2007)
An emphasis on labor mobility as well as the expendability people and the environment in late-stage capitalism prompts my exploration of rootedness to place as one value that can inform how we more justly construct our economies. I argue that rootedness to place is important for many people, while also noting the dangers of romanticizing the notion of place and/or using it to justify exclusion or oppression. In this essay, I theologically reflect on our connections to both ecological and human communities of a place, and argue that these connections should be guided by justice. Then I show how communities have promoted social and environmental justice by organizing to hold corporations accountable to particular places.
Publication DateSpring 2007
Citation InformationLaura Stivers. "A Sense of Place in a Globalized World: Place-Based Organizing for Corporate Accountability" Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics Vol. 27 Iss. 1 (2007) p. 95 - 112 ISSN: 1540-7942
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