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Gabriel Kuhn, "Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy"
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Written by Gabriel Kuhn
Published by PM Press
Pub Date: December 2009
Subjects: History, Sociology
File : PDF
Size : 1.34 MB
Dissecting the conflicting views of the golden age of pirates - as
romanticized villains on one hand and genuine social rebels on the
other - this fascinating chronicle explores the political and cultural
significance of these nomadic outlaws by examining a wide range of
ethnographical, sociological, and philosophical standards.
The meanings of race, gender, sexuality, and disability in pirate
communities are analyzed and contextualized, as are the pirates' forms
of organization, economy, and ethics.
Going beyond simple swashbuckling adventures, the examination also
discusses the pirates' self-organization, the internal make-up of the
crews, and their early-1700s philosophies, all of which help explain
who they were and what they truly wanted. Asserting that pirates came
in all shapes, sexes, and sizes, this engaging study ultimately portrays
pirates not just as mere thieves and killers but as radical activists with
their own society and moral code fighting against an empire.
“Life Under the Jolly Roger will appeal to anyone interested in pirates
and radical practice. It brings the golden age of piracy to life and shows
us the link to contemporary radical politics. I recommend this book to
those who identify with pirates and seek a well-reasoned analysis of their legacy."
Luis A. Fernandez, author of Policing Dissent
“Piracy is as relevant in todayʼs world as it ever was, and if you want to
understand why it happens and what it really means, this is the book to
start with. While modern-day robber barons give pirating a bad name,
this important book restores the balance through a lively and provocative
narrative. Definitely one to read, and to treasure!"
Randall Amster, professor of Peace Studies at Prescott College, Arizona