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Mayan Lives, Mayan Utopias: The Indigenous Peoples of by Jan Rus,Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo,Shannan L. PDF

By Jan Rus,Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo,Shannan L. Mattiace,José Alejos García,Andrés Aubry,Araceli Burguete Cal y Mayor,George A. Collier,Christine Eber,Gustavo Esteva,Xóchitl Leyva Solano

ISBN-10: 0742511472

ISBN-13: 9780742511477

ISBN-10: 0742511480

ISBN-13: 9780742511484

The dramatic January 1, 1994, emergence of the Zapatista military of nationwide Liberation (EZLN) in Chiapas, Mexico, introduced the state's indigenous peoples to the eye of the overseas neighborhood. but indigenous peoples in Chiapas have been politically lively and arranged for years ahead of the rebellion. This compelling quantity examines intimately those neighborhood and nearby histories of strength and resistance, powerfully reinforced via gripping and heartrending information of oppression and competition. located extensively in the box of political anthropology, the authors hint the connections among indigenous tradition and indigenous resistance. Their case reviews comprise the Tzotzils and Tzeltals of the highland sector, the Tojolabals of jap Chiapas, northern Ch'ol groups, the Mams of japanese and southeastern Chiapas, and the settler groups of the Lacandon rain wooded area. within the wake of the Chiapas uprising, all of those teams have more and more come jointly round universal ambitions, an important of that's autonomy. 3 essays concentration in particular at the factor of Indian autonomy_in either Zapatista and non-Zapatista groups. delivering a constant and cohesive imaginative and prescient of the complicated evolution of a area and its many cultures and histories, this paintings is a basic resource for knowing key concerns in kingdom development. In a special collaboration, the publication brings jointly well-known gurus who've labored in Chiapas for many years, many linking scholarship with social and political activism. Their mixed views, many formerly unavailable in English, make this quantity the main authoritative, richly unique, and actual paintings to be had at the humans at the back of the Zapatista movement.

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Mayan Lives, Mayan Utopias: The Indigenous Peoples of Chiapas and the Zapatista Rebellion (Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom) by Jan Rus,Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo,Shannan L. Mattiace,José Alejos García,Andrés Aubry,Araceli Burguete Cal y Mayor,George A. Collier,Christine Eber,Gustavo Esteva,Xóchitl Leyva Solano


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