Postcolonial Piracy: Media Distribution and Cultural by Lars Eckstein,Anja Schwarz

By Lars Eckstein,Anja Schwarz

around the worldwide South, new media applied sciences have caused new different types of cultural creation, distribution and reception. The unfold of cassette recorders within the Seventies; the advent of analogue and electronic video codecs within the 80s and 90s; the pervasive availability of recycled desktop undefined; the worldwide dissemination of the web and cell phones within the new millennium: these kind of have revolutionised the entry of formerly marginalised populations to the cultural flows of world modernity.

Yet this entry additionally engenders a pirate career of the fashionable: it geese and deranges the globalised designs of estate, capitalism and personhood set by way of the North. Positioning itself opposed to Eurocentric opinions by way of company lobbies, libertarian readings or classical Marxist interventions, this quantity bargains a profound postcolonial revaluation of the social, epistemic and aesthetic workings of piracy. It initiatives how postcolonial piracy again and again negotiates varied trajectories of estate and self on the crossroads of the worldwide and the local.

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