Journal for contemporary philosophy
Special Issue: Pirates & Privateers.
The new issue of Krisis, Journal for Contemporary Philosophy, revolves around two figures, that of the pirate
and the privateer. It explores their relevance to a critical
understanding of the gobalized present. Defying any simple opposition,
the relationship between them is simultaneously one of extreme
proximity, in terms of practice, and great distance, in terms of their
relation to sovereignty and the law. This results in an ambiguity that
matches the economic networks in which they operate, then and now. For
the pirate and privateer make their reappearance in the cracks opened up
by nation states permanently recuperating from the centrifugal and
deterritorializing forces of capital.
From media pirates turned hacktivists to neo-privateers mooring their
vessels in tax havens and SEZs, each contribution engages these figures
from a different perspective. Sonja Schillings from that of Agamben's
theory of sovereignty, Oscar Coppieters from that of Corporate Social
Responsibility, Ned Rossiter and Soenke Zehle from that of anonymity and
parametric politics, and Francesca Da Rimini and Jonathan Marshall from
that of anarchist theories of (dis)order. Also included in this issue
are book reviews by Maxigas (Gabriella Coleman, 2014: Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy:The Many Faces of Anonymous), Liesbeth Schoonheim (Martin Frederiksson and James Arvanitakis eds., 2014: Piracy: Leakages from Modernity) and Jonathan Gray (David M. Berry, 2014: Critical Theory and the Digital, and Christian Fuchs, 2014: Social Media: A Critical Introduction).
Krisis currently has an open call for papers:
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