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The Deadly Life of LogisticsMapping Violence in Global Trade$
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Deborah Cowen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680870

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680870.001.0001

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The Revolution in Logistics

The Revolution in Logistics

“America’s Last Dark Continent”

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(p.23) Chapter One The Revolution in Logistics
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The Deadly Life of Logistics
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Deborah Cowen

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680870.003.0002

Chapter 1 traces the long life and mobile meaning of logistics. It outlines the military history of logistics before turning to the ‘revolution in logistics’ of the 1960s, the birth of a corporate science, and its remaking of spatial calculation and geo-political economic life.

Keywords:   Ports, Borders, Piracy, Globalization, Warfare, Imperialism, National Security, Cities, Logistics, Queer

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