Moral geography is the subdiscipline of geography concerned with the relationship between morality and space. A primary concern of moral geographers has been the relationship between morality and distance, often referred to as “the problem of distant strangers.” Theories of care account for moral motivation, which they find in the concrete relationships and experiences of more-than-rational and thoroughly social persons. Proceeding from this, however, some theories imply that care favors situations of social and geographical proximity, such as the intimate home life of mother and child. Moral geographers have sought a route out of this fix by exploring ways to extend care across space. They have suggested that care might be institutionalized (after Tronto 1993). And they have promoted a relational ontology (after Robinson 1999), ...

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