Dissident Women: Gender and Cultural Politics in Chiapas (Paperback)
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Short Description for Dissident Women Presents a diverse collection of voices exploring the human rights and gender issues that gained international attention after the first public appearance of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) in 1994. This book examines the achievements of and challenges facing women participating in the Zapatista movement.
- Published: 16 January 2007
- Format: Paperback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780292714403 ISBN 10: 0292714408
- Sales rank: 841,060
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Yielding pivotal new perspectives on the indigenous women of Mexico, "Dissident Women: Gender and Cultural Politics in Chiapas" presents a diverse collection of voices exploring the human rights and gender issues that gained international attention after the first public appearance of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) in 1994. Drawing from studies on topics ranging from the daily life of Zapatista women to the effect of transnational indigenous women in tipping geopolitical scales, the contributors explore both the personal and global implications of indigenous women's activism. The Zapatista movement and the Women's Revolutionary Law, a charter that came to have tremendous symbolic importance for thousands of indigenous women, created the potential for renegotiating gender roles in Zapatista communities. Drawing on the original research of scholars with long-term field experience in a range of Mayan communities in Chiapas and featuring several key documents written by indigenous women articulating their vision, "Dissident Women" brings fresh insight to the revolutionary crossroads at which Chiapas stands - and to the worldwide implications of this economic and political microcosm.