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Introduction

Jessica F. Green

in Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157580
eISBN:
9781400848669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157580.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines how the global environment is regulated and, in particular, the diversity of actors involved in addressing the problem of climate change. It considers the role of private actors, ... More


Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take On Walmart

Carolina Bank Muñoz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712883
eISBN:
9781501714771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712883.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Building Power from Below analyzes the success of Walmart workers in Chile. Retail and warehouse workers have achieved the seemingly unachievable. They have organized Walmart. How do we explain ... More


An Ounce of Preparation

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Whereas the first five chapters talk primarily of companies’ reactions to disruptions, Chapter 6 begins the discussions of more proactive preparations. These preparations include the fundamental ... More


The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Jesse LeCavalier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Rule of Logistics examines how Walmart, the largest company on the planet, depends its success on its vast networks of buildings and the logistical systems that connect them. For Walmart, ... More


Introduction: Southern Workers in a Changing Economy

Robert H. Zieger

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Political, economic, and demographic changes have transformed the South in the period since 1950, especially over the past thirty years. Deindustrialization, the rise of the service sector, ... More


Epilogue

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the continued importance of this form of labor relations in the years since the 1960s, as South Texas has continued to serve as a model for employers elsewhere eager to avail ... More


Jim Zogby: The Wal-Mart-Ization of The Church

Arthur J. Magida

in Opening the Doors of Wonder: Reflections on Religious Rites of Passage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245457
eISBN:
9780520941717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245457.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Contemporary ritual practices have become of an existential nature—undefined, unchallenged, and unappraised—and the objectivity of those initiated reflects little of their confirmed status. The only ... More


Looking Back and Going Forward

Carolina Bank Muñoz

in Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take On Walmart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712883
eISBN:
9781501714771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712883.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter 6 argues that Walmart is in fact organizable and that the Chilean case study gives us some insights as to how to organize the transnational giant. Despite neoliberal policies, and weak labor ... More


Something Is Missing

David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

in Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034920
eISBN:
9780262336253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

Consumers have access to substantial information on the products they buy, but much information is missing. “Sustainability information” – about traits like greenhouse gases, child labor, toxic ... More


Where Does Sustainability Information Come From?

David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

in Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034920
eISBN:
9780262336253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.003.0007
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

Introducing sustainability information for consumer products can be accomplished through regulation, international agreements or by the marketplace itself. Large-scale purchasers, like Walmart or the ... More


Food Workers and Consumers Organizing Together for Food Justice

Joann Lo and Biko Koenig

in New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292130
eISBN:
9780520965652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292130.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Despite being among the country's lowest paid workers, employees in the food system have remained largely invisible to the average consumer. But now, food system workers are garnering the support of ... More


Seeking Spatial Justice in Los Angeles

Edward W. Soja

in My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281721
eISBN:
9780520957633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281721.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A vital but often neglected part of the urban restructuring of Los Angeles has been a resurgent activism that has created some of the most innovative urban social movements in the country. The ... More


Clashes at the Crossroads: The Impact of Microaggressions and Other Otherings in Daily Life

Sujey Vega

in Latino Heartland: Of Borders and Belonging in the Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479864539
eISBN:
9781479875337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479864539.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the sometimes subtle, sometimes overt moments of hostility between Latino and non-Latino residents of Lafayette emerged in the immigration debate of 2006. It considers the ... More


Introduction: All Those Numbers

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The introduction of The Rule of Logistics establishes logistics as the way to understand Walmart’s architecture. It outlines some of the key concerns of the book before providing a portrait of the ... More


Logistics: The First with the Most

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The first chapter traces the emergence of contemporary business logistics out of its roots in both military and managerial contexts. More than simply managing supply chains, contemporary logistics ... More


Buildings: A Moving System in Motion

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The second chapter examines Walmart’s collection of building types to show how new technologies related to information production and management enrolled architecture into logistical systems with ... More


Locations: From Intuition to Calculation

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The third chapter inspects both the automation of city making and the geo-political possibilities of architecture itself by first tracing Walmart’s increasingly technologically sophisticated location ... More


Bodies: Coping with Data-Rich Environments

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The fourth chapter takes a wider view of the logistical environment in order to survey the range technologies that affect the human body itself. Inhabitants of distribution centers are subject to ... More


Territory: Management City

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The fifth chapter returns to Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, to investigate the urban consequences of the region’s transformation because of the concentration of wealth and ... More


Conclusion: Form, Happiness, Infrastructure

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The conclusion of The Rule of Logistics considers some of the implications of logistics for architectural form, the roots of logistics in desire, and infrastructure as a site of collective investment ... More


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