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Racialized Masculinities and Global Logistics Labor

640 456 Jake Alimahomed-Wilson

The global capitalist supply chain is controlled by white hegemonic masculinity.[1] Affluent, corporate-elite, straight white men are structurally positioned as the managers and overseers of a vast global logistics labor force comprised primarily of working-class men of color. Throughout the logistics-driven global economy, logistics workers remain highly segregated by both…

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Big dick energy at the end of the world. Technopolitics for a global hustle

4632 3474 Evelina Gambino

In a recent film by Ermalo Magradze, a Georgian film-maker famous for his trash-movies depicting the country’s life, we see a character sat in a car, he is the Prime Minister, he seems demoralised and  he is complaining to his interlocutor: ‘We are stuck Mr Kakha, investors are very difficult…

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Gendering logistics: Subjectivities, biopolitics and extraction in supply chains

640 426 Irene Peano

In the domain of critical logistical studies, now a burgeoning field, the analysis of gender relations is largely neglected, being a rare occurrence in scholarly as much as in political, activist and militant reflections. One explanation for this might lie in the fact that logistics, as some analysts contend, is…

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Working-Class Masculinities in the Logistics Industry

640 426 Haude Rivoal

Far from working-class stereotypes of manhood, some logistics workers develop a “respectable” popular style of masculinity. But the intensification of the labor process makes this a difficult feature to maintain and often captured them in these stereotypes. This article has been written up using the results of my PhD, which…

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