Epistemological struggle and international organizing: applying the experience of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

Aaron Pollack

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Abstract

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) has, as a Mayan
organization in modern, mestizo Mexico, challenged the epistemological hegemony of
modernity, from its own location and history, including both centuries of Western
economic domination and a wealth of organizing experiences over the past thirty years.
This provides an important reference point for ‘cross-border, cross-movement’
initiatives, appearing since the middle of the 1990s, that struggle against increasing
capitalist domination around the globe and which contain within them diverse
cosmovisions. These new spaces provide a possible location for confronting the modern
epistemology and the global domination that it justifies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages85
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

SeriesISS working papers. General series
Number295
ISSN0921-0210

Series

  • ISS Working Paper-General Series

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