Pirates, Ports, and Coasts in Asia: Historical and Contemporary Perspective

Pirates, Ports, and Coasts in Asia: Historical and Contemporary Perspective

John Kleinen

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814279079

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Pirates, Ports and Coasts in Asia aims to fill in some of the historical gaps in the coverage of maritime piracy and armed robbery in Asia. The authors highlight a variety of activities ranging from raiding, destroying and pillaging coastal villages and capturing inhabitants to attacking and taking over vessels, robbing and then trading the cargo and its people. Generally speaking, what connects these activities is the fact that they are carried out at sea, often in the coastal inshore waters, by vessels attacking other vessels or raiding coastal settlements. Acts of maritime piracy cannot be regarded as being located outside the relevant framework of the coastal zone. Coastal zones have therefore become highly desirable places, a circumstance which has transformed them into places subject to great social and ecological pressures. Piracy being the most dramatic of marginal(ized) maritime livelihood, this book brings the relationship between pirates, ports, and coastal hinterlands into focus.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 417
Author Biography:John Kleinen is an anthropologist and historian, and serves as an Associate Professor at the Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Security (National & International)
Page count: 299
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20100810

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