This review forum came together after a packed “author meets the critics” session at the AAG's 2015 annual meeting in Chicago. The engagements with Deborah Cowen's The Deadly Life of Logistics first elaborated there have been reworked by Charmaine Chua, AM Kanngieser and Mazen Labban for this forum. Cowen's response both confronts the comments and critique, and pushes the conversation into new territory. These introductory paragraphs are intended to introduce the text so that those who have not yet read it will be able to enjoy the contributions.
Kanngieser A, Chua C, Cowen D, Labban M, Mann G 2017 Reading Deborah Cowen's ‘The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade. Political Geography 61: 1-9.