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Zapatista Materiality Disseminated: A Co-Construction Reconsidered


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Zapatista Materiality Disseminated: A Co-Construction Reconsidered

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dc.contributor.author Biel, Ilse
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-02T20:13:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-02T20:13:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-02
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20755
dc.description.abstract In this study, I explore two central examples of Zapatista material culture, the Zapatista mask and the souvenir muñecas zapatistas [Zapatista dolls], as they become plot lines in the co-constructed encuentro that shapes the Zapatista concept internationally leading to a false image of Zapatista homogeneity. Taking on their own dynamic substance that frequently is dislodged from the context of the people they appear to represent they become indicative of the discourse about the Zapatistas, one that does not necessarily originate in the activities of the Zapatistas. I suggest that, within the broader encuentro process between Zapatistas and non-Zapatistas, the Zapatistas function in at least three modalities: the physical, the representation, and the idea. The mask and the doll case histories I present here show how these three modalities relate to each other and interact with outsider interpreters. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Latin American and Iberian Institute, UNM and the Tinker Foundation en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Zapatistas en_US
dc.subject material culture en_US
dc.subject masks en_US
dc.subject Zapatista dolls en_US
dc.subject media representation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Masks -- Mexico -- Chiapas
dc.subject.lcsh Chiapas (Mexico) ǂx History ǂy Peasant Uprising, 1994- In art
dc.title Zapatista Materiality Disseminated: A Co-Construction Reconsidered en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Ethnology en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of Anthropology en_US
dc.description.advisor Field, Les
dc.description.committee-member Brulotte, Ronda
dc.description.committee-member Dinwoodie, David

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