Deborah Cowen’s new book – out in September.
Society and Space editor Deborah Cowen’s new book, The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade is forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press in September 2014.
A genealogy of logistics, tracing the link between markets and militaries, territory and government
Deborah Cowen traces the art and science of logistics over the past sixty years, from the battlefield to the boardroom and back again. Though the object of corporate and governmental logistical efforts is commodity supply, she demonstrates that they are deeply political—and, considered in the context of the long history of logistics, deeply indebted to the practice of war.