[NetBehaviour] Call for papers – Piracy as activism.
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Call for papers – Piracy as activism.
Online journal Re-public 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 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
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 trademarks
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
e-mail: editors at re-public.gr
Deadline for submissions: 15 December 2010
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