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Zapatistas: Rebellion from the Grassroots to the Global
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 celebrated the coming into force of the North American Free Trade A ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published February 11th 2010 by Zed Books
(first published January 1st 2010)
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An excellent exploration of the Zapatista movement in Southern Mexico. This book is great at explaining the philosophical foundations of the movement and how these connect to the history of Southern Mexico's indigenous communities, as well as how these foundations have come to inform the alternative globalization movement (anti-neoliberal or "anti-globalization" movement) around the world. Understandings between placed-based resistance and these philosophical foundations becomes every more impor ...more
This was an easy and engaging read. The information about Zapatismo and the Zapatista movement was really good, but because I was reading it for a History course, I found the organization a bit jumbled as I was expecting more of a chronological format. Recommended for anyone that wants to learn about an alternative philosophy to the neoliberal capitalist system or current events in Mexico. Interesting and inspiring stuff.
Been interested and kind of following the Zapatistas's doings for a while, always meant to read more about them, they were mentioned in The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women by Harriet Rubin so figured I should add this to my wishlist..