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Author Rabasa, José, 1948-

Title Without history : subaltern studies, the Zapatista insurgency, and the specter of history / Jośe Rabasa.

Published Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  972.0835 RABA    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Pre-Columbian Pasts and Indian Presents in Mexican History -- 3. Of Zapatismo: Reflections on the Folkloric and the Impossible in a Subaltern Insurrection -- 4. Historical and Epistemological Limits in Subaltern Studies -- 5. Beyond Representation? The Impossibility of the Local (Notes on Subaltern Studies in Light of a Rebellion in Tepoztlan, Morelos) -- 6. Negri by Zapata: Constituent Power and the Limits of Autonomy -- 7. The Comparative Frame in Subaltern Studies -- 8. On the History of the History of Peoples Without History -- 9. Revolutionary Spiritualities in Chiapas Today: Immanent History and the Comparative Frame in Subaltern Studies -- 10. Without History? Apostasy as a Historical Category -- 11. In the Mesoamerican Archive: Speech, Script, and Time in Tezozomoc and Chimalpahin -- 12. On Documentary and Testimony: The Revisionists' History, the Politics of Truth, and the Remembrance of the Massacre at Acteal, Chiapas -- 13. Exception to the Political.
Summary ""Truly outstanding and original. Rabasa provides a solid genealogy of indigenous thinking in dialogue with Western epistemes. He opens a universe of meaning for scholars interested in the ideological richness of the first confrontations between Europeans and Amerindians and explains the possibilities for the production of knowledge---all the way to the present, where history is still a terrain of struggle for contesting ideas and displaying the resiliency of subaltern epistemes."---Ileana Rodriguez, The Ohio State University" ""This collection brings together Jose Rabasa's groundbreaking essays on the EZLN and Tepoztlan as exemplary instances of subaltern discourse and struggle. Drawing on Marx, Gramsci, and contemporary subaltern theory, Rabasa argues for a conceptualization of the indigenous as outside history, capital, and the state. This book is obligatory reading for those concerned with critical theory and Latin American cultural studies."---Cynthia Steele, University of Washington" "Jose Rabasa's Without History offers new interpretations of the meaning of history from indigenous perspectives. He develops the concept of a communal temporality that exists within the individual, community, and culture as a living knowledge that links both past and present. In this vein, Rabasa recalls the works of Marx, Lenin, Gramsci, and contemporary south Asian subalternists Ranajit Guha and Dipesh Chakrabarty, among others. He incorporates their conceptions of communality, insurgency, resistance to hegemonic governments, and the creation of autonomous spaces as strategies employed by indigenous groups around the globe, but he goes further in defining these strategies as millennial and deeply rooted in Mesoamerican antiquity. For Rabasa, these methods and the continuum of indigenous consciousness are evidenced in presentday events such as the Zapatista insurrection in Mexico."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (Mexico)
Indians of Mexico -- Historiography.
Historiography -- Political aspects -- Mexico.
Indians of Mexico -- Study and teaching.
Acteal Massacre, Acteal, Mexico, 1997 -- Personal narratives.
Acteal Massacre, Acteal, Mexico, 1997 -- Historiography.
Chiapas (Mexico) -- History -- Peasant Uprising, 1994- -- Historiography.
Mexico -- Ethnic relations -- Historiography.
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1988-2000 -- Historiography.
ISBN 9780822960652 (paperback: alk. paper)
0822960656 (paperback: alk. paper)