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Suffering for Justice in Chiapas: Religion and the Globalization of Ethnic Identity
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development, Collegium for Development Studies.
2005 (English)In: The Journal of Peasant Studies, ISSN 0306-6150, Vol. 32, no 3-4, 587-607 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Examined here is the way in which the indigenous uprising in Chiapas has been able to mobilize international support by employing globally shared discourses to articulate collective identities and political demands. The focus is on the group of liberation theology Roman Catholics in San Pedro Chenalho´ and their political association Las Abejas, today one of the most potent symbols of civil indigenous resistance in Chiapas. Of interest is how indigenous peasants use suffering as a key concept to position themselves within a global humanity. Evoking Christian ethics as well as international human rights legislation, they demand the right to live without suffering, and regard their political struggle as part of a global struggle for justice and peace.

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2005. Vol. 32, no 3-4, 587-607 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-12663DOI: 10.1080/03066150500267040OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-12663DiVA: diva2:40432
Available from: 2008-01-09 Created: 2008-01-09 Last updated: 2013-09-17Bibliographically approved

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