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The Resource The deadly life of logistics : mapping violence in global trade, Deborah Cowen

The deadly life of logistics : mapping violence in global trade, Deborah Cowen

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The deadly life of logistics : mapping violence in global trade
Title
The deadly life of logistics
Title remainder
mapping violence in global trade
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Cowen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a world in which global trade is at risk, where warehouses and airports, shipping lanes and seaports try to guard against the likes of Al Qaeda and Somali pirates, and natural disaster can disrupt the flow of goods, even our "stuff" has a political life. The high stakes of logistics are not surprising, Deborah Cowen reveals, if we understand its genesis in war. In The Deadly Life of Logistics, Cowen traces the art and science of logistics over the last sixty years, from the battlefield to the boardroom and back again. Focusing on choke points such as national borders, zones of piracy, blockades, and cities, she tracks contemporary efforts to keep goods circulating and brings to light the collective violence these efforts produce. She investigates how the old military art of logistics played a critical role in the making of the global economic order-not simply the globalization of production, but the invention of the supply chain and the reorganization of national economies into transnational systems. While reshaping the world of production and distribution, logistics is also actively reconfiguring global maps of security and citizenship, a phenomenon Cowen charts through the rise of supply chain security, with its challenge to long-standing notions of state sovereignty and border management. Though the object of corporate and governmental logistical efforts is commodity supply, The Deadly Life of Logistics demonstrates that they are deeply political-and, considered in the context of the long history of logistics, deeply indebted to the practice of war
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cowen, Deborah
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Business logistics
  • Cargo theft
  • Freight and freightage
  • International trade
  • Piracy
  • Trade routes
  • Transportation corridors
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Transport
  • Cargo theft
  • Freight and freightage
  • International trade
  • Piracy
  • Trade routes
  • Welthandel
  • Logistik
  • Gewalt
  • Seeräuberei
  • Transportväsen
  • Logistik
  • Handelsvägar
  • Fraktavtal
  • Sjöröveri
  • Internationell handel
  • Transport
Label
The deadly life of logistics : mapping violence in global trade, Deborah Cowen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the citizenship of stuff in the global social factory -- The revolution in logistics: "America's last dark continent" -- From national borders to global seams: the rise of supply chain security -- The labor of logistics: just-in-time jobs -- The geo-economics of piracy: the 'Somali pirate' and the remaking of international law -- Logistics cities: the "urban heart" of empire -- Conclusion: rough trade? Sex, death, and the queer 'nature' of circulation
Control code
ocn887508120
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816680870
Lccn
2014002042
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40024015896
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7f0q53
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)887508120
Label
The deadly life of logistics : mapping violence in global trade, Deborah Cowen
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the citizenship of stuff in the global social factory -- The revolution in logistics: "America's last dark continent" -- From national borders to global seams: the rise of supply chain security -- The labor of logistics: just-in-time jobs -- The geo-economics of piracy: the 'Somali pirate' and the remaking of international law -- Logistics cities: the "urban heart" of empire -- Conclusion: rough trade? Sex, death, and the queer 'nature' of circulation
Control code
ocn887508120
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816680870
Lccn
2014002042
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40024015896
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7f0q53
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)887508120

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