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The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade

Deborah Cowen


This book investigates the world of logistics, tracing its movement over the last 60 years from the battlefield to the boardroom, and back again. With a focus on chokepoints - national borders, zones of piracy, blockades, and cities – this book tracks contemporary efforts to keep stuff circulating and the new spaces of security and forms of violence they produce. This is the first book to analyse both the military and civilian world of logistics, refusing the usual segregation of these interlinked fields. Rough Trade considers contemporary logistics in the context of its long history and is ce ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816680870
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680870.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Cowen, author
Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Toronto