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:

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This concluding chapter emphasizes how new ejidatarios in Oaxaca and Chiapas have formed their own responses to the neoliberal economic policy that stopped land reform, encouraged privatization, and has resulted in increasing socioeconomic stratification in Mexico. This chapter uses the insights offered by the Chiapan and Oaxacan case-study communities on the role of local histories and identities in producing responses to government policy. It also places these responses in the larger context of modern Mexico after the 2000 elections.

Keywords: new ejidatarios; neoliberal economic policy; responses; land reform; privatization; socioeconomic stratification; local histories; local identities; government policy

Chapter.  11578 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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