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Zapata Vive!

Lynn Stephen

in Zapata Lives!

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780520222373
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520222373.003.0006
Zapata Vive!

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This chapter discusses the origins of Zapatismo in eastern Chiapas through the encounter between northern activists who came to form a guerilla army and indigenous leaders and activists who had a twenty year history in a nonviolent struggle to improve their lives. It examines the process of transvaluation where the local particulars of Chiapas Zapatismo were adopted by a wide range of sectors and causes within Mexico. The chapter also identifies the limits to the local Zapatismo created in the Lacandon jungle of Chiapas.

Keywords: origins; Zapatismo; northern activists; indigenous leaders; transvaluation; Chiapas Zapatismo; Lacandon jungle

Chapter.  11660 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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