Logistical Asia

The Labour of Making a World Region

Editors: Neilson, Brett, Rossiter, Ned, Samaddar, Ranabir (Eds.)

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  • Introduces logistics as an heuristic for the analysis of globalization and networks of capital
  • Brings together scholars from media studies, critical theory, critical geography, as well as from countries across the world, into discourse about what logistics and infrastructure mean for the nation-state and the global economy
  • Sheds critical light on what China's "One Belt, One Road" means for the re-engineering of the global economy
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This book explores how the management science of logistics changes working lives and contributes to the making of world regions. With a focus on the port of Kolkata and changing patterns of Asian regionalism, the volume examines how logistics entwine with political power, historical forces, labour movements, and new technologies. The contributors ask how logistical practices reconfigure both Asia’s relation to the world and its internal logic of transport and communication. Building on critical perspectives that understand logistics as a political technology for producing and organizing space and power, Logistical Asia tracks how digital technologies and material infrastructure combine to remake urban and regional territories and produce new forms of governance and subjectivity.


About the authors

Brett Neilson is Professor at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. With Sandro Mezzadra, he is author of Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor (2013). With Ned Rossiter, he has coordinated the project Logistical Worlds: Infrastructure, Software, Labour.
Ned Rossiter is Professor of Communication with a joint appointment in the Institute for Culture and Society and the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University. His most recent book is Infrastructure, Software, Labor: A Media Theory of Logistical Nightmares (2016).
Ranabir Samaddar is Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies at the Calcutta Research Group. His research focuses on migration and refugee studies, nationalism and post-colonial statehood, and new regimes of technological restructuring and labour control. His most recent book is Karl Marx and the Postcolonial Age (2017).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-8332-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Logistical Asia
Book Subtitle
The Labour of Making a World Region
Editors
  • Brett Neilson
  • Ned Rossiter
  • Ranabir Samaddar
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8333-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8333-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8332-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 300
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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