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dc.contributor.authorGanser, Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-05T04:09:24Z
dc.date.available2021-11-05T04:09:24Z
dc.date.issued2020-08
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-030-43622-3
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51333
dc.description.abstractThe book traces the construction and function of the pirate in transatlantic American literature from the late 17th century to the Civil War, exploring in what ways the cultural imaginary teased out the pirate’s ambivalent potential as a figure of both identification and Othering, and how it has been used to negotiate ideas of legitimacy. The study recasts piracy as a discursive category moving in a continuum between the propagation of (post-)colonial adventure and accumulation on the one hand and critical commentary on exploitation and oppression on the other. Reading piracy narratives as symptomatic of various crisis scenarios in the US context, the book examines how the pirate was imbued with (de)legitimatory meaning during such periods in both elite and popular texts.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersen
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DN Prose: non-fictionen
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general::DSBF Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900en
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1K The Americas::1KB North America::1KBB USAen
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1Q Other geographical groupings, oceans & seasen
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::F Fiction & related items::FJ Adventure::FJH Historical adventureen
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::F Fiction & related items::FJ Adventure::FJM War & combat fictionen
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::F Fiction & related items::FX Graphic novelsen
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::F Fiction & related items::FX Graphic novels::FXS Graphic novels: superheroes & super-villainsen
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::F Fiction & related items::FV Historical fictionen
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::F Fiction & related items::FY Fiction: special features::FYB Short storiesen
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1Q Other geographical groupings, oceans & seas::1QS Oceans & seas::1QSA Atlantic Ocean::1QSAN North Atlanticen
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LN Laws of Specific jurisdictions::LNC Company, commercial & competition law::LNCB Commercial law::LNCB5 Shipping lawen
dc.subject.otherPiraten, Atlantik, Literatur, Legitimitätde
dc.subject.otherÖFOS 2012, Amerikanistikde
dc.subject.otherÖFOS 2012, Literaturgeschichtede
dc.subject.otherÖFOS 2012, Kulturwissenschaftde
dc.subject.otherÖFOS 2012, Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaftde
dc.subject.otherpiracy, Atlantic, literature, legitimacyen
dc.subject.otherÖFOS 2012, American studiesen
dc.subject.otherÖFOS 2012, History of literatureen
dc.subject.otherÖFOS 2012, Cultural studiesen
dc.subject.otherÖFOS 2012, Comparative literature studiesen
dc.titleCrisis and Legitimacy in Atlantic American Narratives of Piracy, 1678-1865en
dc.typebook
dc.typebook
oapen.abstract.otherlanguageDie Studie zeichnet die Konstruktion und Funktion des Piraten in der transatlantisch-amerikanischen Erzählliteratur vom späten 17. Jahrhundert bis zum Sezessionskrieg nach und untersucht, wie das ambivalente Potential der Figur zwischen Identifikation und Alterisierung genutzt wurde, um Vorstellungen von Legitimität und Macht zur Verhandlung zu stellen. Das Buch begreift Piraterie als diskursive Kategorie im Kontinuum zwischen Propagierung (post-)kolonialen Abenteuers und Akkumulation einerseits und kritischem Kommentar zu Ausbeutung und Unterdrückung andererseits. Piratenerzählungen werden als symptomatisch im Kontext verschiedener kolonialer und nationaler Krisenszenarien verstanden, die u.a. Sklaverei, Geschlecht oder Identität zur Diskussion stellen.
oapen.relation.isPublishedBySpringer Nature
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0bdd30b8-28cc-4e2d-bd69-6cabb77b36d4
oapen.collectionAustrian Science Fund (FWF)
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.grant.numberPUB 470


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