Title

Teaching against neo-liberalism in Chiapas, Mexico: Gendered resistance via neo-zapatista network politics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-16-2009

Abstract

In Chiapas, Mexico, grassroots organizations' political education workshops reveal that military occupation and debilitating neo-liberal development practices construct gendered experience, which in turn becomes the medium through which resistance builds. For many women in Chiapas, these policies represent a deepening denial of women's control over their own bodies, sexuality, and reproduction. The same policies deny men access to work and fatherhood, among the most common modes of expression of masculinity. Through community organizing, men and women shift gender relations to resist neo-liberal policies.

Publication Name

Contesting Development: Critical Struggles for Social Change

First Page

116

Last Page

131

DOI

10.4324/9780203860922

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