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Zapata Lives!: Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico

Lynn Stephen


This study chronicles recent political events in southern Mexico, up to and including the July 2000 election of Vicente Fox. The book focuses on the meaning that Emiliano Zapata, the great symbol of land reform and human rights, has had and now has for rural Mexicans. It documents the rise of the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas and shows how it was understood in other parts of Mexico, particularly in Oaxaca, giving a vivid sense of rural life in southern Mexico. Illuminating the cultural dimensions of these political events, the book shows how indigenous Mexicans and others fashioned their own ... More

Keywords: southern Mexico, Vicente Fox, Emiliano Zapata, land reform, human rights, rural Mexicans, Zapatista rebellion, Chiapas, Oaxaca, indigenous Mexicans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520222373
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520222373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynn Stephen, author