The Resource The Pirate Myth : Genealogies of an Imperial Concept

The Pirate Myth : Genealogies of an Imperial Concept

Label
The Pirate Myth : Genealogies of an Imperial Concept
Title
The Pirate Myth
Title remainder
Genealogies of an Imperial Concept
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The image of the pirate is at once spectral and ubiquitous. It haunts the imagination of international legal scholars, diplomats and statesmen involved in the war on terror. It returns in the headlines of international newspapers as an untimely 'security threat'. It materializes on the most provincial cinematic screen and the most acclaimed works of fiction. It casts its shadow over the liquid spatiality of the Net, where cyber-activists, file-sharers and a large part of the global youth are condemned as pirates, often embracing that definition with pride rather than resentment. Today, the pirate remains a powerful political icon, embodying at once the persistent nightmare of an anomic wilderness at the fringe of civilization, and the fantasy of a possible anarchic freedom beyond the rigid norms of the state and of the market. And yet, what are the origins of this persistent 'pirate myth' in the Western political imagination? Can we trace the historical trajectory that has charged this ambiguous figure with the emotional, political and imaginary tensions that continue to characterize it? What can we learn from the history of piracy and the ways in which it intertwines with the history of imperialism and international trade? Drawing on international law, political theory, and popular literature, The Pirate Myth offers an authoritative genealogy of this immortal political and cultural icon, showing that the history of piracy - the different ways in which pirates have been used, outlawed and suppressed by the major global powers, but also fantasized, imagined and romanticised by popular culture - can shed unexpected light on the different forms of violence that remain at the basis of our contemporary global order
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MiAaPQ
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Policante, Amedeo
Dewey number
364.16/4
LC call number
KZ7212 -- .P65 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Law and the Postcolonial Ser
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Piracy - Prevention - Law and legislation
Label
The Pirate Myth : Genealogies of an Imperial Concept
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=1924430
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Note -- Introduction -- PART I Pirate figures (1400-1800) -- 1. Persecutio piratarum: Pirate outlaws and the Roman Empire -- A Mediterranean imperium -- The pirate as hostis communis omnium -- Persecutio piratarum and the forms of Imperial peace -- 2. The Christian Commonwealth: Pirates, heretics and inquisitors -- Imperium Christianus: Spanish Universalism and the conquest of America -- Christianitas afflicta: The Atlantic wars of religion -- Corsarios luteranos: Pirates and heresy -- 3. Zones of plunder: Piracy and primitive accumulation -- Beyond the line: Imperialism and the state of exception -- Plunder as primitive accumulation -- 'Corsairs-capitalists' and outlaw buccaneers -- 4. Enemies of all nations: Piracy and the world-market -- Freedoms of the sea: From global plunder to the world-market -- Making the world safe for property: The pirate as hostis communis omnium -- The golden age of piracy -- Intermezzo: The romance of piracy -- PART II Pirate spectres (1800-2012) -- 5. The empire of free trade: Liberal Universalism and the pirate states -- World-market and global shipping: British imperium in the nineteenth century -- The pirate as hostis humani generis: Uses and abuses of an Imperial concept -- Imperial powers and pirate states in the colonial world -- 6. Pirate spectres: Rightless outlaws in the age of total war -- World War I: The colonial persecutio piratarum returns to Europe -- Between war and peace: Germany as a pirate state -- After the war: Schmitt 'the pirate' and the origins of international criminal law -- 7. Terrorists and pirates: Global police and humanitas afflicta -- Globalization and the 'humanitarian exception': The return of Empire? -- The War on Terror: A contemporary persecutio piratarum?
  • Security, commons and Somali pirates: Towards a global biopower? -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317632535
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1924430
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1924430
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11005923
  • (CaONFJC)MIL691697
  • (OCoLC)900193703
Label
The Pirate Myth : Genealogies of an Imperial Concept
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=1924430
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Note -- Introduction -- PART I Pirate figures (1400-1800) -- 1. Persecutio piratarum: Pirate outlaws and the Roman Empire -- A Mediterranean imperium -- The pirate as hostis communis omnium -- Persecutio piratarum and the forms of Imperial peace -- 2. The Christian Commonwealth: Pirates, heretics and inquisitors -- Imperium Christianus: Spanish Universalism and the conquest of America -- Christianitas afflicta: The Atlantic wars of religion -- Corsarios luteranos: Pirates and heresy -- 3. Zones of plunder: Piracy and primitive accumulation -- Beyond the line: Imperialism and the state of exception -- Plunder as primitive accumulation -- 'Corsairs-capitalists' and outlaw buccaneers -- 4. Enemies of all nations: Piracy and the world-market -- Freedoms of the sea: From global plunder to the world-market -- Making the world safe for property: The pirate as hostis communis omnium -- The golden age of piracy -- Intermezzo: The romance of piracy -- PART II Pirate spectres (1800-2012) -- 5. The empire of free trade: Liberal Universalism and the pirate states -- World-market and global shipping: British imperium in the nineteenth century -- The pirate as hostis humani generis: Uses and abuses of an Imperial concept -- Imperial powers and pirate states in the colonial world -- 6. Pirate spectres: Rightless outlaws in the age of total war -- World War I: The colonial persecutio piratarum returns to Europe -- Between war and peace: Germany as a pirate state -- After the war: Schmitt 'the pirate' and the origins of international criminal law -- 7. Terrorists and pirates: Global police and humanitas afflicta -- Globalization and the 'humanitarian exception': The return of Empire? -- The War on Terror: A contemporary persecutio piratarum?
  • Security, commons and Somali pirates: Towards a global biopower? -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317632535
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1924430
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1924430
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11005923
  • (CaONFJC)MIL691697
  • (OCoLC)900193703

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