An ideological battle rages 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. One the one hand pirates are romanticised as swash-buckling villains, whilst on the other they are realised as genuine social rebels. 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 - ranging from Marshall Sahlins and Pierre Clastres to Nietzche.
Fiction. A serial rapist terrorizes the streets of New York City, forcing a low-rent group of freelancers to go head-to-head with a Fundamentalist-Industrial Complex in a race to solve the crimes. "Neo Phobe aims directly at the paradox that lies at the center of all sexual liberatory writing. Often it suggests brilliant resolutions of this paradox; sometimes it falls victim to it. Everyone should read this book"--Samuel Delany. "This is one of the strangest books I've ever seen"--Barney Rosset. "NEO PHOBE is a playful mystery novel that smartly comments on what it means to be a working-class writer (and detective) in NYC battling nowhere temp jobs, indifferent literary journals, and Christian zealots, respectively. It's also a character sketch of The Unbearables, the anarchic group of verbo-visual terrorists and beer drinkers to which Feast and Kolm claim membership"--Brandon Stosuy.
Featuring a riveting collection of anarcho-communist poetry, essays, articles, and diary entries, this translation of Erich M&ühsam's legendary writings introduces the German revolutionary's ideas to English speakers for the first time. Uniting a burning desire for individual liberation with radical, left-wing convictions and bohemian strains with syndicalist tendencies, this diverse body of work not only includes his main political pamphlet and one of the key texts in the history of German anarchism but also some of his best-known poems, unbending defenses of political prisoners, passionate calls for solidarity among the proletariat, recollections of the utopian community of Monte Verit&à, debates on the rights of homosexuals and women, and the role of intellectuals in the class struggle. Perfect for anarchists, activists, or those interested in German history, this expansive and enlightening compilation provides a deep understanding of this important historical figure.
Sail the seas in search of treasure with David Spence of the Nat. Maritime Mus., (U.K.). Meet the infamous Blackbeard and Capt. Kidd. Learn about raising the Jolly Roger, walking the plank, and sharing the bounty. Find out what happens to those who break the pirate code of conduct . . . . Special see-through acetate pages, wheels, tabs, flaps, and windows make this interactive book truly exciting. Chapters include: robbery on the high seas; pirate ships; Spanish treasure; sailing under the Jolly Roger; life on board; fearsome figures; honor among thieves; female pirates; myth and reality; and the pirate's fate. Glossary of pirate terms. (juvenile audience)
By rebelling against hierarchical society and living under the Jolly Roger, pirates created an upside-down world of anarchist organization and festival, with violence and death ever-present. This creation was not a purely whimsical process. In The Devil's Anarchy, Stephen Snelders examines rare seventeenth century Dutch pirate histories to show the continuity of a shared pirate culture, embodied in its modes of organization, methods of distributing booty and resolving disputes, and tendencies for high living. Focusing on the careers of Claes Compaen, a cunning, charismatic renegado who claimed to have stolen more than 350 vessels, and Jan Erasmus Reyning, who hit the seas at age twelve and became a buccaneer in the pirate jungles of Santo Domingo, Snelders paints a salty picture of the excesses, contradictions, and liberatory joys of pirate life. Now in its second edition, featuring a new introduction!