BiographyAmedeo Policante is an historian and critical theorist at the Nova University of Lisbon. His writings interrogate the nexus of extraction, exploitation and expropriation that fuels the contemporary world market. He is the author of three recent books: "Mutant Ecologies: Manufacturing Life in the Age of Genomic Capital" (Pluto Press, 2022), a critical cartography of the shifting landscapes of capital accumulation conjured by recent developments in genomic science, genome editing and the biotech industry;"The Pirate Myth: Genealogies of an Imperial Concept" (Routledge, 2016) focusing on the entangled histories of imperialism, ocean stewardship and logistical security since the eighteenth century; and "I Nuovi Mercenari: Mercato Mondiale e Privatizzazione della Guerra" (Ombre Corte, 2013) investigating the history of the security industry in Europe since the second half of the nineteenth century. He has also published several articles and book chapters on the political thought of Karl Marx and Michel Foucault; as well as an ethnography of political protests and their visual representation. These works have been disseminating via traditional means such as academic journals, magazines and newspapers; and alternative means such as 'The Pirate Camp', a collaborative artistic project featured at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
By: Amedeo Policante
Subjects: History, Military & Security Studies, Other, Philosophy
Recensione della monografia I Nuovi
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Review of I Nuovi Mercenari su Il
Available also here: http://www.ombrecorte.it/rass.asp?id=328
By: Amedeo Policante
Subjects: History, Philosophy
Radical Philosophy, Issue 195 features a brilliant review of 'The Pirate Myth', which is now available here.
The Pirate Myth, like its subject, does not fit easily into any one discipline. Drawing on a range of literatures, from the epic poetry of Habsburg Iberia to the legal history of Carl Schmitt, Policante offers an ambitious and erudite genealogy of the concept of piracy and its constitutive role in international relations. [...] The Pirate Myth rescues the pirate from the marginalia of international relations, throwing a light on his role as empire’s constitutive antagonist.
- Tor Krever, Radical Philosophy