Piracy as activism

Piracy as activism


 

 

In spite of its long and intense presence in the popular imagery, piracy is a concept that has only scarcely and timidly been linked to forms of political activism. Mostly seen through the lens of criminalisation and policing (including also the transgression of the existing order by the heroic pirates) piracy has rarely been analysed in relation to its influence in shaping the everyday life of contemporary communities. Mostly seen through the lens of criminalisation and policing (including also the transgression of the existing order by the heroic pirates) piracy has rarely been analysed in relation to its influence in shaping the everyday life of contemporary communities. Piracy, in the seas or lands or digital networks, encompasses a wide array of practices that shape, and often transform, these spaces and networks.

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  • Steve Vise  On 27/02/2011 at 2:43 pm

    Interesting point. Somalia will also soon be transformed by the actions of piracy, when those countries suffering at the hands of the pirates decide they have had enough and bomb them back into the stone ages.

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