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Contemporary Political Movements and the Thought of Jacques Rancière: Equality in Action

Todd May

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639823
eISBN:
9780748671724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639823.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book shows how democratic progressive politics can happen and how it is happening in very different arenas. The author takes an intensive look at a range of contemporary political movements and ... More


Grounds of Resistance: Land as Revolutionary Foundation

Kohn Margaret and McBride Keally

in Political Theories of Decolonization: Postcolonialism and the Problem of Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195399578
eISBN:
9780199894437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399578.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter delves into the unique importance of land claims in postcolonial political thought. The chapter examines critiques of colonialism based on the relationship between a people and a ... More


Conversations with Zapatistas: The Revolutionary Law of Women and Military Occupation

Lynn Stephen

in Zapata Lives!: Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222373
eISBN:
9780520927643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222373.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines interviews with Zapatista comandantes, insurgents, and base members in order to profile the distinct origins, visions, and goals of Zapatista struggles. It also provides a ... More


Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left

Todd Wolfson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038846
eISBN:
9780252096808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038846.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This book examines the impact of new media and communication technologies on the spatial, strategic, and organizational fabric of social movements. It begins with the rise of the Zapatistas in the ... More


Epilogue

Tarek Elhaik

in The Incurable-Image: Curating Post-Mexican Film and Media Arts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403351
eISBN:
9781474418508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403351.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this epilogue, the author reflects on his time in Mexico City during one of those routine visits characteristic of fieldwork follow-ups. In particular, he talks about the announcement made by ... More


Zapata Lives!: Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico

Lynn Stephen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222373
eISBN:
9780520927643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222373.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This study chronicles recent political events in southern Mexico, up to and including the July 2000 election of Vicente Fox. The book focuses on the meaning that Emiliano Zapata, the great symbol of ... More


The War of the Peace: Indigenous Women's Struggle for Social Justice in Chiapas, Mexico

Susan Eva Eckstein and Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley

in What Justice? Whose Justice?: Fighting for Fairness in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237445
eISBN:
9780520936980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237445.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Counterinsurgency warfare is characterized by pan-social militarization with armed men assuming the role of police, judge, executioner, and even social-welfare agents. Women become particular targets ... More


Chiapas: The Role of the Maya in the Worldview of the Zapatista Insurgency

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines some events leading up to the Chiapas insurgency and church's role in them. It examines the corruption of the Mexican government and its Partido Revolucionario Institucional. In ... More


The Zapatista Movement and Mexico's Democratic Transition: Mobilization, Success, and Survival

María Inclán

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190869465
eISBN:
9780190869496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869465.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

What happens to insurgent social movements that emerge during a democratic transition but fail to achieve their goals? How influential are they? Are they able to survive their initial mobilizing ... More


Insurgent Universality: An Alternative Legacy of Modernity

Massimiliano Tomba

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190883089
eISBN:
9780190883119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883089.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

Insurgent Universality presents an intervention in current discussions on universalism, democracy, and property. It investigates other trajectories besides traditional ones of modernity and traces an ... More


The Zapatistas: From Identity to Equality

Todd May

in Contemporary Political Movements and the Thought of Jacques Rancière: Equality in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639823
eISBN:
9780748671724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639823.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the Zapastista movement in southern Mexico. It considers Zapatismo as an advance over the identity politics that characterized much of the left in the US and elsewhere during ... More


Introduction

JEROME BRANCHE

in Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032641
eISBN:
9780813038230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032641.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about colonialism, race issues, and social transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean region. This book examines some of ... More


Revolutionary Spiritualities in Chiapas Today: Immanent History and the Comparative Frame in Subaltern Studies

JOSÉ RABASA

in Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032641
eISBN:
9780813038230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032641.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter traces some of the signature concepts of the Zapatista insurrection of 1994 in Mexico and the pacifism of Las Abejas back to native colonial pictorial articulations of the possibility of ... More


Thresholds of Illiteracy: Theory, Latin America, and the Crisis of Resistance

Abraham Acosta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257096
eISBN:
9780823261475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book reevaluates Latin American theories and narratives of cultural resistance by advancing the concept of “illiteracy” as a new critical approach to understanding scenes or moments of social ... More


Being a Zapatista wherever you are: reflections on academic-activist practice from Latin America to the UK

Paul Chatterton

in Towards Just and Sustainable Economies: The Social and Solidarity Economy North and South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447327226
eISBN:
9781447327240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327226.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter reflects on the experiences of undertaking solidarity work with the Zapatista social movement in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas, and what this means for building the solidarity ... More


Silence, Subalternity, the EZLN, and the Egalitarian Contingency

Abraham Acosta

in Thresholds of Illiteracy: Theory, Latin America, and the Crisis of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257096
eISBN:
9780823261475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257096.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the political implications and cultural effects of the Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) in Mexico. It discusses the extent to which the EZLN’s emergence in 1994 ... More


Latin American Cyberprotest: Before and After the Zapatistas

Thea Pitman

in Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310614
eISBN:
9781846313462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313462.006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter is concerned with cyberprotest. It analyses the online aspects of the ‘social netwar’ linked with the most prominent player within the realm of Latin American cyberprotest — the Ejército ... More


The EZLN and Indymedia: “One No, Many Yeses”

Todd Wolfson (ed.)

in Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038846
eISBN:
9780252096808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038846.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In 1994, as the political and economic elite of the United States, Canada, and Mexico inaugurated the North American Free Trade Agreement, an army of masked guerillas from the Zapatista Army of ... More


Brand Rebel Che Guevara Between Politics and Consumerism

Jeremy Prestholdt

in Icons of Dissent: The Global Resonance of Che, Marley, Tupac and Bin Laden

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190632144
eISBN:
9780190077914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190632144.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter traces Guevara's unlikely resurgence in the post-Cold War era. The reimagination of Guevara for the new millennium isolated and extended dimensions of his complex profile, and he ... More


Chiapas History Sets the Stage for Paramilitarism

Julie Mazzei

in Death Squads or Self-Defense Forces?: How Paramilitary Groups Emerge and Challenge Democracy in Latin America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833063
eISBN:
9781469605524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898611_mazzei.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the paramilitary groups (PMGs) that emerged in Chiapas subsequent to the Zapatista uprising; together they are believed to have committed more than 15,000 murders, displaced ... More


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