Caribbean Piracies/Social Mobilities: Some Commonalities Between Colonial Privateers and Entrepreneurial "Profiteers" in the 21st Century

  title={Caribbean Piracies/Social Mobilities: Some Commonalities Between Colonial Privateers and Entrepreneurial "Profiteers" in the 21st Century},
  author={Anne M. Galvin},
  journal={Anthropological Quarterly},
  pages={755 - 784}
  • A. Galvin
  • Published 1 July 2012
  • History
  • Anthropological Quarterly
Order created by illegal but licit activities including piracy and organized crime has been used in the colonial and contemporary Caribbean to maintain social control. The thin line of intentionality between "outlaw" and "hero" creates a platform for people engaged in illicit activities to officialize actions as for the public good. Legal demystification was initially introduced to the Atlantic with British jurisprudence. Strategic attainment of social mobility through wealth accumulation… 

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