Zapatismo Beyond Borders

Zapatismo Beyond Borders
Publisher University of Toronto Press
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Category Social Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781442692824
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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On January 1, 1994 in the far southeast of Mexico, a guerrilla army of indigenous Mayan peasants calling itself the Zapatista Army of National Liberation rose up in rebellion against 500 years of colonialism, imperialism, genocide, racism, and neoliberal capitalism. Zapatismo Beyond Borders examines how Zapatismo, the political philosophy of the Zapatistas, crossed the regional and national boundaries of the isolated indigenous communities of Chiapas to influence diverse communities of North American activists. Providing readers with anthropological perspectives that draw on a year of fieldwork with activists, and also enriched by the author's own experience with contemporary social justice struggles, Alex Khasnabish examines the "transnational resonance" of the Zapatista movement. He shows how the spread of Zapatismo has unexpectedly produced new imaginations and practices of radical political action in diverse socio-political movements throughout North America. Zapatismo Beyond Borders is an engaging study of a radical political philosophy that has been both a model for grassroots organizations and a rallying call for members of the anti-globalization movement. Rigorous and engaged, this will be of interest to anyone interested in indigenous rights movements, political philosophy, and the recent history of political activism.

Zapatismo Beyond Borders
  • Author : Alex Khasnabish
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2008-11-01

On January 1, 1994 in the far southeast of Mexico, a guerrilla army of indigenous Mayan peasants calling itself the Zapatista Army of National Liberation rose up in rebellion against 500 years of colonialism, imperialism, genocide, racism, and neoliberal capitalism. Zapatismo Beyond Borders examines how Zapatismo, the political philosophy of the Zapatistas, crossed

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Zapatistas
  • Author : Doctor Alex Khasnabish
  • Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04

In the early hours of January 1, 1994 a guerrilla army of indigenous Mayan peasants emerged from the highlands and jungle in the far southeast of Mexico and declared "¡Ya basta!" - "Enough!" - to 500 years of colonialism, racism, exploitation, oppression, and genocide. As elites in Canada, the United States, and Mexico

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Zapatismo Beyond Borders
  • Author : Alex Khasnabish
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01

Examines how Zapatismo, the political philosophy of the Zapatistas, crossed the regional and national boundaries of the isolated indigenous communities of Chiapas to influence diverse communities of North American activists.

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Zapatistas
  • Author : Alex Khasnabish
  • Publisher : Zed Books
  • Release Date : 2010-03-15

This book provides a critical and comprehensive overview of one of the most important rebel groups in recent history. In the early hours of January 1, 1994 a guerrilla army of indigenous Mayan peasants emerged in the far southeast of Mexico and declared "¡Ya basta!" -- "Enough!". As elites in North America

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 You Will No Longer be You  Now You are Us
  • Author : Alexander Khasnabish
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005

In this work I explore what I have termed the "transnational resonance" of Zapatismo---the political philosophy and practice of the Zapatista movement located in Chiapas, Mexico---and its attendant political imagination amongst activists living and working in the United States and Canada. In so doing, I examine the bases, mechanisms, and

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The Radical Imagination
  • Author : Doctor Alex Khasnabish,Max Haiven
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-06-12

The idea of the imagination is as evocative as it is elusive. Not only does the imagination allow us to project ourselves beyond our own immediate space and time, it also allows us to envision the future, as individuals and as collectives. The radical imagination, then, is that spark of

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What Moves Us
  • Author : Alex Khasnabish,Max Haiven
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017

Emerging from the Radical Imagination Project, a social movement research initiative based in Halifax, Canada, What Moves Us? brings together a diverse group of scholar-activists and movement- based thinkers and practitioners to reflect on the relationship between the radical imagination and radical social change. Combining political biography with movement-based histories,

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Subcomandante Marcos
  • Author : Henck Nick Henck
  • Publisher : Black Rose Books Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15

The unexpected insurrection of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation in 1994 toppled the notion that the triumph of neoliberalism represented the end of history. In the clamor that followed, a masked, pipe-smoking horseman appeared as the spokesperson for the indigenous rebels. In this book, Nick Henck provides a concise and

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  • Author : Felix Anderl,Christopher Daase,Nicole Deitelhoff,Victor Kempf,Jannik Pfister,Philip Wallmeier
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22

Rule and resistance can no longer be understood in national contexts only. They both have transnationalised over the last decades. The scholarly discourse, however, still lags behind these developments. While International Relations only sees institutional “governance”, social movement studies only see instances of resistance. Both, however, lack the necessary vocabulary

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The Defiant
  • Author : Dawson Barrett
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08

"The history of the United States is a history of oppression and inequality, as well as raucous opposition to the status quo. It is a history of slavery and child labor, but also the protest movements that helped end those institutions ... In this ... book, Dawson Barrett calls our attention to

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  • Author : Joel McIver
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-17

Rage Against The Machine's founding member and guitarist Tom Morello has given author Joel McIver his blessing to write this unauthorised biography of one of the most pro-actively political rock bands on the planet. In this book Joel McIver gives a clear and unbiased analysis of the group’s stance

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Educational Alternatives in Latin America
  • Author : Robert Aman,Timothy Ireland
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16

This book explores diverse contemporary paradigms of educational praxis and learning in Latin America, both formal and non-formal. Each contributor offers a unique perspective on the factors which lead to the production of paradigms rooted in ‘other’ logics, cosmologies, and realities, and how these factors may renegotiate and redefine concepts

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The New Global Politics
  • Author : Harry E. Vanden,Peter N. Funke,Gary Prevost
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-03-16

Over the past decade, there has been an unprecedented mobilization of street protests worldwide, from the demonstrations that helped bring progressive governments to power in Latin America, to the Arab Spring, to Occupy movements in the United States and Europe, to democracy protests in China. This edited volume investigates the

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Resistance  Revolution and Fascism
  • Author : Anthony Faramelli
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-10-18

Examining the under-theorized relationship between revolution and fascism, this book outlines a politics of resistance to these forms of domination. Through an examination of the psychic conditions created by integrated world capitalism, as well as by the revolutionary projects that oppose this form of financial and social organization, Anthony Faramelli

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Another Politics
  • Author : Chris Dixon,Angela Y. Davis
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-15

Amidst war, economic meltdown, and ecological crisis, a “new spirit of radicalism is blooming” from New York to Cairo, according to Chris Dixon. In Another Politics, he examines the trajectory of efforts that contributed to the radicalism of Occupy Wall Street and other recent movement upsurges. Drawing on voices of

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