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SEMINAR: ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017

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ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Fermenting Ecologies: Pirate Breweries and Social Struggle in Cataluña Other events...
Cerveceros Piratas – or Pirate Brewers have emerged as an important feature within a broader counter-cultural landscape within Cataluña. Loosely defined, these brewers produce and distribute beer illegally, directing profits towards non-state, subversive infrastructure, services and projects. In the past, these breweries formed a loose allegiance with one another. Increasingly, they represent a sustained and organized form of resistance against the dominance of corporate breweries within the region. In this presentation, I reflect on what it means to describe this movement as piratical. Notions of piracy help shed light on how contests to state sovereignty become intertwined within the distribution of rights and resources in some informal entrepreneurial practices. Catalan pirate brewers participate in creating and reinforcing alternative circuits for the flow of goods, services and ideas. At the same time, brewers’ pirate status denies them access to state resources designed to ensure standards of public health and quality, highlighting tensions between the objectives of these collectives and their precarious legal status.
Speaker(s) Jim Debowski, PhD candidate Australian National University
Location Social Sciences Building Room 2204
Contact Farida Fozdar <[email protected]>
Start Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:30
End Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:30
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <kare[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:14
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