Mariana Mora



The Imagination to Listen: Reflections on a Decade of Zapatista Struggle

Mora’s account of 10 years of indigenous rebellion in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, invites the reader to rethink the value of grass-roots political movements and their relationship to the national state given the Zapatista struggle. The author narrates the evolving role of social movements based on a comprehensive political program that combines economic, political, cultural, gender, and linguistic rights aimed at the transformation of power relations and the removal of the traditional protagonist role of the state. Mora posits that a politics of listening and dignity stands at the center of the indigenous struggle in Mexico.

Mexico, political movements, Zapatistas, indigenous peoples, social movements

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 30, No. 3 (2003): 17-31