This Bridge Called Zapatismo : Building Alternative Political Cultures in Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Beyond
This book traces the growth of a new kind of transnational social movement inspired by the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) in Mexico that has spread to urban Mexico and abroad. Based on ethnographic data in Mexico City and Los Angeles, this work traces the development of an urban, transnational, and transcultural network of community-based organizations that attempt to implement a Zapatista political vision. The purpose of this book is to demonstrate the complex and problematic linkages between these diverse communities and political discourses originating from indigenous communities in Mexico. This study centers on the influence of indigenous cultural politics on urban political culture in Mexico City and Los Angeles.
- Electronic book text | 232 pages
- 15 Oct 2009
- Lexington Books
- MD, United States
About Kara Zugman Dellacioppa
Kara Zugman Dellacioppa is associate professor in the sociology department at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Activists and social movement scholars will find useful insights in this analysis of how Zapatista horizontal political practices spread from the global South to the North through "transcultural activist networks," influencing other movements from Mexico City to Florida to New York City to Los Angeles. This Bridge Called Zapatismo illuminates the changing political culture of contentious politics in the era of globalization.--Richard Stahler-Sholk, Eastern Michigan University