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New Left Review I/205, May-June 1994


Roger Burbach

Roots of the Postmodern Rebellion in Chiapas

The Indian uprising in Chiapas that burst upon the world scene in January is a postmodern political movement. [1] The term postmodernism is used broadly in this essay, similar to the way David Harvey employs it in The Condition of Postmodernity, Cambridge, Mass. 1989. The rebellion is an attempt to move beyond the politics of modernity, be they of the Salinas de Gortari government or of past national liberation movements. And even more fundamentally, it seeks to end the victimization of Indians by centuries of western modernization.

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