Pop Culture and Pirate Humanity

From Africa is a Country Tue Feb 12 2013, 06:00:34

The tragic robber-hero. The mystical gunslinger. The cerebral crime-lord, drawn into events beyond his control. One of the most straightforwardly literal ways in which popular culture is able to challenge official ideology is in creating complexity and human drama around criminals that the state would rather have seen as villains whose only wish is evil. From [...]

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