By Jeff Conant

ISBN-10: 1849350000

ISBN-13: 9781849350006

Half literary feedback, half media research, and half advertising and marketing instruction manual, A Poetics of Resistance presents a refreshingly new tackle the Zapatistas. whereas a lot has been written at the background of the Zapatista insurgency and at the communiqu?s of Subcomandante Marcos, little or no has been acknowledged approximately Zapatismo: the ideologies, organizing methodologies, and communications concepts of the circulate. The attraction of the Zapatistas, and their survival, has as a lot to do with their ambitions as with the compelling and wildly powerful language and aesthetics they’ve used to express their imaginative and prescient. Weaving jointly diverse parts of poetics and symbolism, Zapatismo has emerged as whatever totally new: a resolutely radical public family crusade for human liberation.The first “postmodern revolution” provided itself to the area via a posh and evolving net of propaganda, utilizing a variety of media: the colourful communiqu?s of Marcos; the ski mask, uniforms, toy dolls, and different accoutrements of the rebel or sympathizer; and work of art, songs, and different renowned cultural kinds. using persuasive exposure, myths, and logos, the Zapatistas either communicated their message and built a transparent aesthetic which may comprise many messages immediately and self-replicate on a world scale. Jeff Conant deals an interesting and leading edge device for organizers and educators to appreciate how the Zapatistas' process works, and to proceed constructing and refining their potent messages of participatory, bottom-up revolution.Jeff Conant is a author and activist within the San Francisco Bay quarter and the writer of A neighborhood advisor to Environmental healthiness.

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P liv. "7 They had won a major PR victory, setting the stage for a dramatic turn in Mexican national politics, and arguably setting in motion global events as well. ero quoted at the time expressed awe, tempered by frustration, at the overnight success of the EZTN They fought for twelve days and occupied a handfil1 of munici­ palities. . We have been fighting for thirty years, we are control­ ling large parts of the national territory . . "s To put it simply, in January 1994, a legend was born.

Oakland, CA, USA: AK Press, 2010. p xlvii. id=10409128&ppg=47 atista military, is not the voice of the indigenous communities that the EZLN exists to defend and protect. It's easy to forget that we're talking about two different entities. 3 1 Jorge Santiago Santiago, foundi ng director of the non-governmental y Social de los Mexicanos I ndigenas , or Economic and Social Development of Indigenous Mexi­ cans), present in Ch iapas since 1 970, has a Jiflerent perspective: organization DESMI (DesaroUo Economico It's not like there's a struggle [between Marcos and the Coman­ dancia and the bases de apoyo] about who represents more authen­ tically; they have different roles .

Clearly they welcomed this opporhmity to speak. The co­ mandantes ably and defiantly demonstrated that this was their rebellion, speaking truth to the government's lie that the uprising was the work of foreign agitators. After each of the comandantes comandanta, Ramona, handed Marcos had spoken, the littlest a folded Mexican flag which he dramatically unfurled before speaking. By the end of the first session Conant, Jeff (Author). Poetics of Resistance : The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency.

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