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Building ships while breaking apart

Container economies and the limits of chaebol capitalism

Elisabeth Schober

The center of gravity of the maritime industry has progressively moved eastward over recent decades. South Korea is today a giant in both shipping and shipbuilding, but due to increased competition from China, its largely family

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“Nowhere near Somalia, Mom”

On containerizing maritime piracy and being good men

Adrienne Mannov

merchant maritime industry. By retelling a series of events on a day spent with Hardik and his friends in his hometown, I show that through various acts of containment, they are the very nutrients that feed these seafarers’ families and the global maritime

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Inside container economies

Hege Høyer Leivestad and Johanna Markkula

worlds and moralities, kinship relations, and local exchange practices (see Schouten et al. 2019 ). Life and labor under seaborne capitalism The maritime industry has been referred to as “invisible” ( George 2013 ), and the sea as a “forgotten

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Containing mobilities

Changing time and space of maritime labor

Johanna Markkula

ethnography is part of a decade-long research engagement with the maritime industry and with seafarers from various backgrounds, which itself has grown out of a lifelong involvement with containerized shipping as the daughter of a container ship captain