Piracy as Activism

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* Special Issue of Re-Public

URL = http://www.re-public.gr/en/?p=3900


[edit] Description

"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. Piracy, in the seas or lands or digital networks, encompasses a wide array of practices that shape, and often transform, these spaces and networks. Apart from this constitutive power, pirate practices also challenge the formal organisation of spaces and networks, by projecting and instituting alternative mobilities, hierarchies, boundaries, and social relations.

Piracy as activism” explores pirate practices and subjectivities in terms of their resistance to the dominant organisations of everyday life." (http://www.re-public.gr/en/?p=3900)


[edit] Contents

  1. Alexander Galloway – Piracy, control practices, and alternatives of control [1]
  1. Jonas Andersson – It takes (at least) two to tango [2]
  1. Rolando B. Tolentino – Media piracy and Philippine cosmopolitanisms [3]
  1. Irmak Ertuna-Howison – Pirates, authors, and the fear of collective intelligence [4]
  1. Olivia Swift – Pirates at home, hostages abroad: Piracy in Somalia, the Philippines and the academe [5]
  1. Roberto Verzola – The piracy debates: A question of ethics or national interest? [6]
  1. Ernesto (founder of TorrenFreak.com) – Piracy and the formation of public opinion [7]
  1. Thanasis Priftis – Imaginary piracy [8]
  1. Alberto Altés Arlandis – Rethinking public space: Hybrid collaborative art practices and spatial piracy in the urban realm [9]
  1. David R. Witzling – Piracy and the captains of industry [10]