Making Logistical Worlds

  • Brett Neilson
  • Ned Rossiter
  • Ranabir Samaddar


This chapter describes the main contribution of the volume in rethinking the changing economic and political parameters of Asian regionalism through the analytical lens of logistics. Within the nexus of logistics, society, and history, it becomes possible to understand the political imperatives within which logistics functions as well as the organization of dissent, resistance, and violence that it often occasions. We investigate how an approach to Asian regionalism through logistics intersects policy visions such as China’s Belt and Road initiative and critical perspectives such as those associated with the concept of postcolonial capitalism. In this way, the chapter asks how logistics provides a background for questioning the established borders of Asia and the relations between its traditionally conceived subregions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brett Neilson
    • 1
  • Ned Rossiter
    • 1
  • Ranabir Samaddar
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Culture and SocietyWestern Sydney UniversityParramattaAustralia
  2. 2.Calcutta Research GroupWest BengalIndia

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