Revolutionary Spiritualities in Chiapas Today


in Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032641
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038230 | DOI:
Revolutionary Spiritualities in Chiapas Today

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This chapter traces some of the signature concepts of the Zapatista insurrection of 1994 in Mexico and the pacifism of Las Abejas back to native colonial pictorial articulations of the possibility of dwelling in a plurality of worlds. It discusses the revolutionary spiritualities of present-day Chiapas and the immanent history and the comparative frame in subaltern studies. The chapter explains the definition of immanent history and argues that the Spanish invasion of the Americas in the sixteenth century should be considered as the beginning of modernity.

Keywords: Zapatista insurrection; Mexico; pacifism; Las Abejas; plurality; revolutionary spiritualities; Chiapas; subaltern studies; immanent history; modernity

Chapter.  12986 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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