The Zapatista Social Movement: Innovation and Sustainability

  title={The Zapatista Social Movement: Innovation and Sustainability},
  author={Richard Stahler-Sholk},
  journal={Alternatives: Global, Local, Political},
  pages={269 - 290}
  • Richard Stahler-Sholk
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Alternatives: Global, Local, Political
  • The 1994 Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico, illustrates “glocal” resistance to the neoliberal world order. While rooted in indigenous communities, the rebellion is best understood not in terms of essentialist identities but rather as an ongoing process of creating new social practices in resistance to domination. The sustainability of the movement depends not on the overthrow of the state, but on the effort to continually transform society. Four important contributions emerge from the… CONTINUE READING
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