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Pirates and Piracy in American Popular Culture


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Piracy is both an ancient and a modern social ill. Yet in American popular culture pirates have emerged as dashing heroic figures and Robin Hoods of the Sea. Some examples of this transformation of the pirate image from criminal to popular hero are explored in British and American fiction, cinema and other forms of popular culture.

eISSN:
2286-0428
ISSN:
1584-3734
Language:
English
Publication timeframe:
1 time per year
Journal Subjects:
Linguistics and Semiotics, Theoretical Frameworks and Disciplines, Linguistics, other, Germanic Languages, English