Life Under the Jolly Roger

Life Under the Jolly Roger Reflections on Golden Age Piracy

Second edition

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Over the last couple of decades, an ideological battle has raged over the political legacy and cultural symbolism of the 'golden age' pirates who roamed the seas between the Caribbean Islands and the Indian Ocean from 1690 to 1725. They are depicted as romanticized villains on the one hand and as genuine social rebels on the other. Life Under the Jolly Roger examines the political and cultural significance of these nomadic outlaws by relating historical accounts to a wide range of theoretical concepts - reaching from Marshall Sahlins and Pierre Clastres to Mao Zedong and Eric J. Hobsbawm via Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault. With daring theoretical speculation and passionate, respectful inquiry, Gabriel Kuhn skillfully contextualises and analyzes the meanings of race, gender, sexuality, and disability in golden age pirate communities, while also surveying the breathtaking array of pirates - forms of organization, economy, and ethics. Life Under the Jolly Roger also provides an

Book information

ISBN: 9781629637938
Publisher: Pm Press
Imprint: PM Press
Pub date:
Edition: Second edition
DEWEY: 910.45
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 283
Weight: 344g
Height: 153mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 25mm