REGIMES OF LOGISTICS, PAUSES IN THE FLOW, STILLNESS IN (NEAR) INDUSTRIAL NON-PLACES AND MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURE

Agata Stanisz

Abstract


The article is based on the ethnographic mobile eldwork carried out among Polish tractor unit drivers em- ployed in West European forwarding companies. It is focused on truck drivers’ mobility, whose inherent quality is the contradiction between movement and stillness, multi-sitedness and speci c localisation, and access to protected and monitored industrial zones as opposed to spatial exclusion. The starting point of the re ections are the categories of a non-place and mobility, which in practice appear to less obvious and one-dimensional in the context of trans-local and cross-border activities of tractor unit drivers. It is the stillness a phenomenon that reveals the regimes of distribution and transport logistics. 


Keywords


anthropology of freight, logistics, non-places, mobile ethnography, stilness



DOI: https://doi.org/10.7494/human.2015.14.4.73-86

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