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Zapata Lives! : Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico

By: Stephen, Lynn.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (448 p.).ISBN: 9780520927643.Subject(s): Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (Mexico) | Social movementsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Zapata Lives! : Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern MexicoDDC classification: 320.972 | 972.740836 | 972/.740836 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Maps, Illustrations, and Tables; Acknowledgments; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Preface; PART I. THE POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXTS OF ZAPATISMO; 1. Introduction: The "Fields" of Anthropology, Human Rights, and Contemporary Zapatismo; 2. Government Construction and Reappropriation of Emiliano Zapata; 3. Ethnic and Racial Categories in Mexican History; PART II. ZAPATISMO IN EASTERN CHIAPAS; 4. The Historical Roots of Indigenous Struggle in Chiapas; 5. The New Zapatismo in the Lacandon Jungle; 6. Zapata Vive! Lacandon Zapatismo and Its Translation to Larger Mexico
7. Conversations with Zapatistas: The Revolutionary Law of Women and Military OccupationPART III. NEW AND OLD ZAPATISMO IN OAXACA; 8. The Historical Roots of Land Conflict and Organizing in Oaxaca; 9. The Story of Santa María del Tule: Zapata, Cárdenas, and "Good Guy" Officials; 10. The Formation of the Ejido of Unión Zapata; 11. Contradictions of Zapatismo in Rural Oaxaca; Conclusion: Reclaiming the Mexican Nation for the Poor and the Indigenous South; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Summary: This richly detailed study chronicles recent political events in southern Mexico, up to and including the July 2000 election of Vicente Fox. Lynn Stephen focuses on the meaning that Emiliano Zapata, the great symbol of land reform and human rights, has had and now has for rural Mexicans. Stephen documents the rise of the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas and shows how this rebellion was understood in other parts of Mexico, particularly in Oaxaca, giving a vivid sense of rural life in southern Mexico. Illuminating the cultural dimensions of these political events, she shows how indigenous Mexicans
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Cover; Contents; List of Maps, Illustrations, and Tables; Acknowledgments; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Preface; PART I. THE POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXTS OF ZAPATISMO; 1. Introduction: The "Fields" of Anthropology, Human Rights, and Contemporary Zapatismo; 2. Government Construction and Reappropriation of Emiliano Zapata; 3. Ethnic and Racial Categories in Mexican History; PART II. ZAPATISMO IN EASTERN CHIAPAS; 4. The Historical Roots of Indigenous Struggle in Chiapas; 5. The New Zapatismo in the Lacandon Jungle; 6. Zapata Vive! Lacandon Zapatismo and Its Translation to Larger Mexico

7. Conversations with Zapatistas: The Revolutionary Law of Women and Military OccupationPART III. NEW AND OLD ZAPATISMO IN OAXACA; 8. The Historical Roots of Land Conflict and Organizing in Oaxaca; 9. The Story of Santa María del Tule: Zapata, Cárdenas, and "Good Guy" Officials; 10. The Formation of the Ejido of Unión Zapata; 11. Contradictions of Zapatismo in Rural Oaxaca; Conclusion: Reclaiming the Mexican Nation for the Poor and the Indigenous South; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z

This richly detailed study chronicles recent political events in southern Mexico, up to and including the July 2000 election of Vicente Fox. Lynn Stephen focuses on the meaning that Emiliano Zapata, the great symbol of land reform and human rights, has had and now has for rural Mexicans. Stephen documents the rise of the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas and shows how this rebellion was understood in other parts of Mexico, particularly in Oaxaca, giving a vivid sense of rural life in southern Mexico. Illuminating the cultural dimensions of these political events, she shows how indigenous Mexicans

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In this large and rambling book, activist anthropologist Stephen (Univ. of Oregon) examines how a symbol broadcast by the Mexican government resonated differently across rural Mexico. For some Mexicans, revolutionary Emiliano Zapata and his struggle for agrarian justice came to symbolize the beneficent alliance of peasant and government. For others, that same Zapata highlighted an unfinished struggle for land and equity. When armed rebellion erupted in 1994, rebels marched under the banner of the Emiliano Zapata Army of National Liberation. Rural Mexico is not homogeneous, and the author's efforts to demonstrate that simple fact are ungainly. But Stephen had other purposes; she wished to serve as a committed witness to Mexican efforts to create a more equitable and just nation. Therein lies the book's strengths--its exploration of the changing rights and roles of women in rebel territory in Chiapas, its expose of the increasing militarization of the Mexican countryside, and the author's own observations and interviews conducted in rebel territory while she labored as a sympathetic international observer in Mexico. Readers may find her discussions of a number of pressing contemporary political issues in Mexico of interest. All levels and collections. P. R. Sullivan independent scholar

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