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- DescriptionAcross the global South, new media techlogies have brought about new forms of cultural production, distribution and reception. The spread of cassette recorders in the 1970s; the introduction of analogue and digital video formats in the 80s and 90s; the pervasive availability of recycled computer hardware; the global dissemination of the internet and mobile phones in the new millennium: all these have revolutionised the access of previously marginalised populations to the cultural flows of global modernity. Yet this access also engenders a pirate occupation of the modern: it ducks and deranges the globalised designs of property, capitalism and personhood set by the North. Positioning itself against Eurocentric critiques by corporate lobbies, libertarian readings or classical Marxist interventions, this volume offers a profound postcolonial revaluation of the social, epistemic and aesthetic workings of piracy. It projects how postcolonial piracy persistently negotiates different trajectories of property and self at the crossroads of the global and the local.
- Author BiographyLars Eckstein is Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures Outside of Britain and the U.S. at the University of Potsdam, Germany. Anja Schwarz is Professor of Cultural Studies, University of Potsdam, Germany.
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication23/10/2014
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Series TitleTheory for a Global Age
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight513 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edited byAnja Schwarz,Lars Eckstein
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