We Are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements

Stephen, Lynn
Date Written:  2013-09-25
Publisher:  Duke University Press
Year Published:  2013
ISBN:  978-0822355342
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX17969

Stephen emphasizes the crucial role of testimony in human rights work, indigenous cultural history, community and indigenous radio, and women's articulation of their rights to speak and be heard. She also explores transborder support for APPO (Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca), particularly among Oaxacan immigrants in Los Angeles.


Table of Contents:

Maps, Illustrations, and Videoclips vii

Acronyms and Abbreviations xi

About the Website xv

Acknowledgments xvii

1. Testimony: Human Rights, and Social Movements 1

2. Histories and Movements: Antecedents to the Social Movement of 2006 36

3. The Emergence of the APPO and the 2006 Oaxaca Social Movement 66

4. Testimony and Human Rights Violations in Oaxaca 95

5. Community and Indigenous Radio in Oaxaca: Testimony and Participatory Democracy 121

6. The Women's Takeover of Media in Oaxaca: Gendered Rights "to Speak" and "to Be Heard" 145

7. The Economics and Politics of Conflict: Perspectives from Oaxacan Artisans, Merchants, and Business Owners 178

8. In Indigenous Activism: The Triqui Autonomous Municipality, APPO Juxtlahuaca, and Transborder Organizing in AAPO-L.A. 209

9. From Barricades to Autonomy and Art: Youth Organizing in Oaxaca 245

Conclusions 276

Notes 289

Bibliography 303

Index 323

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