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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193245
Title:
Constructing Ungovernability: Popular Insurgency in Oaxaca, Mexico
Author:
Halvorsen, Chris
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis examines recent events in Oaxaca, Mexico that demonstrate the continued relevance of the spatiality of resistance for understanding social movement activism and alternative political projects. Arising out of a violent confrontation between state police and the striking teachers union, the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca created spaces of autonomy and resistance that challenged the legitimacy of the state. The fluid movement between a politics of demand, in which social actors force changes in the state apparatus, and a politics of the act, in which movements construct new forms of social relations in their own sites of activism, represents the dual nature of practices that attempt to alter spaces of resistance while at the same time negotiating with broader social structures. The movement in Oaxaca is an example of the possibilities of political projects that recognize the need to move beyond mere resistance to form creative alternatives.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
political conflict; social movements; Mexico; collective action; resistance
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Geography; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Moore, Sarah

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleConstructing Ungovernability: Popular Insurgency in Oaxaca, Mexicoen_US
dc.creatorHalvorsen, Chrisen_US
dc.contributor.authorHalvorsen, Chrisen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines recent events in Oaxaca, Mexico that demonstrate the continued relevance of the spatiality of resistance for understanding social movement activism and alternative political projects. Arising out of a violent confrontation between state police and the striking teachers union, the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca created spaces of autonomy and resistance that challenged the legitimacy of the state. The fluid movement between a politics of demand, in which social actors force changes in the state apparatus, and a politics of the act, in which movements construct new forms of social relations in their own sites of activism, represents the dual nature of practices that attempt to alter spaces of resistance while at the same time negotiating with broader social structures. The movement in Oaxaca is an example of the possibilities of political projects that recognize the need to move beyond mere resistance to form creative alternatives.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectpolitical conflicten_US
dc.subjectsocial movementsen_US
dc.subjectMexicoen_US
dc.subjectcollective actionen_US
dc.subjectresistanceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairMoore, Sarahen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2204en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659747374en_US
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