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Tracking and tracing: Geographies of logistical governance and labouring bodies

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Shifts in the production of national and global territories have coincided

    with new forms of biopolitical governance and surveillance, producing a simultaneous

    expansion and contraction of spatial and temporal mobility. In the logistics industries

    the mainstreaming of Radio Frequency Identification, the extended monitoring networks

    of GPS telematics, and the implementation of voice picking in warehouses have all had

    significant impacts on the mobilities of labour. Given the increasing scholarly interest

    in logistical geographies, this paper investigates these three advancements put to use for

    the regulation of bodies in the market environments of global capital from a technohistorical

    perspective, to provide a frame for further discourse on global supply chains,

    labour struggles, and security cultures.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Kanngieser, A. (2013). Tracking and tracing: Geographies of logistical governance and labouring bodies. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 31 (4), 594-610.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84881566753

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2579

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 594

End Page


  • 610

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Shifts in the production of national and global territories have coincided

    with new forms of biopolitical governance and surveillance, producing a simultaneous

    expansion and contraction of spatial and temporal mobility. In the logistics industries

    the mainstreaming of Radio Frequency Identification, the extended monitoring networks

    of GPS telematics, and the implementation of voice picking in warehouses have all had

    significant impacts on the mobilities of labour. Given the increasing scholarly interest

    in logistical geographies, this paper investigates these three advancements put to use for

    the regulation of bodies in the market environments of global capital from a technohistorical

    perspective, to provide a frame for further discourse on global supply chains,

    labour struggles, and security cultures.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Kanngieser, A. (2013). Tracking and tracing: Geographies of logistical governance and labouring bodies. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 31 (4), 594-610.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84881566753

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2579

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 594

End Page


  • 610

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom