To See with Two Eyes: Peasant Activism and Indian Autonomy in Chiapas, Mexico (Paperback)
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To See with Two Eyes: Peasant Activism and Indian Autonomy in Chiapas, Mexico (Paperback)

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Paperback 204 Pages / Published: 30/11/2003
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Throughout Latin America, native peoples have long been viewed as obstacles to development. In Mexico, beginning in the late 1930s, the government organised indigenous peoples into peasant organisations tied to the official party in an attempt to assimilate them into mestizo society. The unexpected result was the emergence of political consciousness among Indians in Chiapas, Mexico. Since the 1994 Zapatista uprising, indigenous peasants increasingly have cast their demands within a framework of legal and cultural autonomy. In this book, based on fieldwork in eastern Chiapas with the Tojolabal-Maya people, Shannan Mattiace shows that on the ground, the struggle for autonomy is integrally related to peasant politics and everyday struggles for survival. Her years of fieldwork prior to 1994, and after, have provided her with important ethnographic accounts and extensive interviews. 'To See With Two Eyes' will be of interest to scholars in Latin American political science, anthropology, and history.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826323156
Number of pages: 204
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 18 mm


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"A solid text for upper-division undergraduate or graduate level courses in Latin American anthropology or political science."
""To See With Two Eyes" provides a valuable contribution to the literature on indigenous movements. Unusual among its peers, its innovative form and relatively short length make it very good for use in a variety of undergraduate courses in political science, sociology, history, and anthropolgy."
""To See with Two Eyes" provides a valuable, detailed account of different understandings and experiences of indigenous autonomy in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. . . . The book provides a useful framework for anyone interested in issues of indigenous rights and ethnic and cultural identities in the Americas."
""To See with Two Eyes" provides a valuable, detailed account of different understandings and experiences of indigenous autonomy in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. . . . [The book] provides a useful framework for anyone interested in issues of indigenous rights and ethnic and cultural identities in the Americas."

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