Piracy as activism
Call for papers – Piracy as activism*
Online journal *Re-public* <http://www.re-public.gr/en> invites
contributions for its upcoming special issue titled “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
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.
This special issue aims to explore pirate practices and subjectivities in
terms of their resistance to the dominant organisations of everyday life.
Possible topics might include:
- Piracy and the control of digital networks
- Pirate networks, pirate markets and the transformation of urban space
- Production, labour and the pirating of copyright, patents, and
- Piracy and the administration of space
- Pirate economies and the globalisation of capitalism
Essays should be approximately *1,500 – 1,800 words*.
Please submit contributions in any electronic format to
Deadline for submissions: *15 December 2010*
*More information* at http://www.re-public.gr/en/?p=3059