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The Chinese Logistical Sublime and Its Wasted Remains

Sent from Taipei, the penultimate post in a container ship ethnography. More here.

On our thirteenth day at sea, after having been battered by 6 meter waves and snow, gale-force winds and storm, having watched the ship’s skeleton snake and bend with the force of rough seas from within the depths of its passageways, I woke up on a calm, quiet morning to a sea that had turned a lighter shade of blue. 3,243 more words

International Relations

In Non-Places, No One Can Hear You Cry

Post 4 in a series of ethnographic notes sent from the Pacific Ocean. View more from the series here.

The 3rd mate’s seafaring career began with a desire for basketball shoes. 3,593 more words

Blog Events & Symposia

Landlessness and the Life of Seamen

This post is Part 3 in a series of dispatches posted from a 130, 000 ton container ship. More here.

The bow of the ship is the only place on the… 2,587 more words

Blog Events & Symposia

The Quiet Port is Logistics' Nightmare

Dispatch #2 from Charmaine’s ethnography of a container ship comes to us from the port of Tacoma, where the ship is currently experiencing severe delays. Continue to follow the Ever Cthulhu with the tag… 4,128 more words

Blog Events & Symposia

The Slow Boat to China

The following post is the first in a series of oceanic dispatches from Disorder member Charmaine Chua. She is currently on a 36-day journey on board a 100,000 ton… 2,494 more words

International Relations