Pirates and Piracy: Broadly Conceived


Introduced and Edited by Alexander Sebastian Dent

Volume 85, #3

Summer 2012

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Volume 85, #3 • Summer 2012



Pirates and Piracy, Broadly Conceived

Introduced and Edited by Alexander Sebastian Dent


Alexander Sebastian Dent  |  Introduction: Understanding the War on Piracy, Or Why We Need More Anthropology of Pirates

Shannon Lee Dawdy & Joe Bonni  |  Towards a General Theory of Piracy

Constantine V. Nakassis  |  Counterfeiting What? Aesthetics of Brandedness and BRAND in Tamil Nadu, India

Ryan Thomas Skinner   |  Artists, Music Piracy, and the Crisis of Political Subjectivity in Contemporary Mali

Anne M. Galvin |  Caribbean Piracies/Social Mobilities: Some Commonalities Between Colonial Privateers and Entrepreneurial “Profiteers” in the 21st Century

Kedron Thomas |  Intellectual Property Law and the Ethics of Imitation in Guatemala

Jennifer L. Gaynor  |  Piracy in the Offing: The Law of Lands and The Limits of Sovereignty at Sea

Adrian Johns |  Gutenberg and the Samurai Or, The Information Revolution is History



Social Thought & Commentary on Digital Militancy in Context

Alex Fattal |  Introduction: Social Buzz, Political Boom? Ethnographic Engagements with Digital Militancy

Rebecca L. Stein  |  StateTube: Anthropological Reflections on Social Media and the Israeli State

Charles Hirschkind |  Interview with Alaa Abd al-Fattah, Tahrir Square, 12 pm, July 19th

Alex Fattal  |  Facebook: Corporate Hackers, a Billion Users, and the Geo-politics of the “Social Graph”



Elisha P. Rene  |  Duana Fullwiley's The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa

Yulia Egorova  |  Nadia Abu El-Haj's The Genealogical Science: The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology



Jon Bialecki |  Omri Elisha’s Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches

Sverker Finnström  |  David H. Price’s Weaponizing Anthropology

John M. Ingham  |  James D. Faubion’s An Anthropology of Ethics

Winifred R. Poster  |  Reena Patel’s Working the Night Shift: Women in India’s Call Center Industry

Philip W. Scher  |  Peter E. Siegel and Elizabeth Righter’s (eds.) Protecting Heritage in the Caribbean