This May, The Dissonance of Things switches out British accents for those of the vaguely North American variety, as I serve as host for our sixth podcast on the topic of logistics and its role in the making of military, capitalist, and imperial relations. I’m joined by our very own Laleh Khalili of the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the wonderful Deborah Cowen of the University of Toronto. Together, we take a look at the increasing ubiquity and prominence of logistics as a mode for organizing social and spatial life. We discuss how this seemingly banal concern with the movement of goods is actually foundational to contemporary global capitalism and imperialism, reshaping patterns of inequality, undermining labor power, and transforming strategies of governance. We also ask: what might a counter-logistical project look like? What role does logistics play in anti-colonial and anti-capitalist struggles across the globe?
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6 thoughts on “The Dissonance of Things #6: Logistics – Violence, Empire and Resistance”
I would add the ongoing research project from postworkerist perspective done by Sandro Mezzadra, Ned Rositter, Bret Neilson, et.al. Find the documentation here: http://logisticalworlds.org/ (There are also, of course, dozen of journal article scattered in the net/portals). Cheers!
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Laleh Khalili, Deborah Cowen and Charmaine Chua discuss logistics, violence, empire and resistance.
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nice article thakns for sharing !
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