Subordination and rebellion: Indigenous peasant women in Chiapas ten years after the Zapatista uprising

  title={Subordination and rebellion: Indigenous peasant women in Chiapas ten years after the Zapatista uprising},
  author={Mercedes Olivera},
  journal={The Journal of Peasant Studies},
  pages={608 - 628}
  • Mercedes Olivera
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Peasant Studies
The aim of this analysis is to examine the most significant shifts in gender identity that have occurred among indigenous women in Chiapas since the appearance there of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation during January 1994. These changes can be characterized by two contradictory developments: on the one hand, events have reproduced and reinforced, to a greater or lesser extent, the situation of subordination in which peasant women lived before. On the other hand, events have encouraged… 
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