An Echo That Reechoes: Transnational Activism and the Resonance of Zapatismo

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Alex C. Khasnabish

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In this paper I examine the resonance of Zapatismo amongst political activists in Canada and the United States. Specifically, I look at how and why activists in Canada and the US have been galvanized by the Zapatista struggle and how it shapes their own political practices and struggles within contexts far removed from Chiapas, Mexico. Rather than signaling the birth of a new internationalism, I argue that the intersection of Zapatismo with diverse communities of North American activists has yielded unanticipated and even powerful results, many of which are predicated on a new kind of political imagination. Often explicitly, these political projects aim at articulating various forms of “autonomy” and interconnectedness in relation to the new neoliberal world order by melding novel political, aesthetic, and cultural approaches to activism, a melding which speaks to the deep and complex impact of Zapatismo upon the search for new political spaces and practices.

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KHASNABISH, Alex C.. An Echo That Reechoes: Transnational Activism and the Resonance of Zapatismo. AmeriQuests, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, mar. 2006. ISSN 1553-4316. Available at: <http://ameriquests.org/index.php/ameriquests/article/view/36>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.15695/amqst.v2i1.36.