Zapatista!: Reinventing Revolution in Mexico

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This collection on the Zapatista uprising brings together contributors from Mexico, the United States and Britain. The editors examine the formation of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) and discuss the key themes of the uprising - from the central issue of what it means to have a revolution that does not aim to take power to the meaning of identity and non-identity, the question of gender, race and class and the role of the Internet and electronic media. The significant contribution that the EZLN's spokesman, Subcomandante Marcos, has made to revolutionary literature is a theme that runs throughout the book.

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Editorial Reviews

Historians, economists, and sociologists from Mexico, the UK, and the US provide an inside look at the formation of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) and discuss important themes of the uprising. Distributed by Stylus Publishing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745311777
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 7/20/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kumar Rupesinghe is Secretary General of the London-based International Alert, the leading non-governmental organisation working in the area of conflict resolution. IA's primary purpose is to seek and propose constitutional provisions in areas of international conflict, to alert international opinion in areas of potential conflict, mass killings and genocide, to promote human rights, to provide dialogue with a view to ending ethnic conflict and to provide mediation where necessary.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Reinventing Revolution 1
1 History and Symbolism in the Zapatista Movement 19
2 Chiapas and the Global Restructuring of Capital 39
3 Zapatista Indigenous Women 64
4 The Zapatistas and the Electronic Fabric of Struggle 81
5 Breaking the Blockade: The Move from Jungle to City 104
6 Zapatismo: Recomposition of Labour, Radical Democracy and Revolutionary Project 126
7 Dignity's Revolt 159
Index 199
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