Poetics And Aesthetics In Zapatismo. The Farewell Of Subcomandante Marcos.

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Poetics And Aesthetics In Zapatismo. The Farewell Of Subcomandante Marcos.

Written by Alessandro Zagato

Image by Maria L. Guillen Valdovinos Image by Maria L. Guillen Valdovinos

Amador Fernandez Savater (2015) has observed that it would be hard to think of an experience with a better capacity of engaging, and that is yet so deeply rooted in a specific territory, than Zapatismo. Indeed it seems that in the experience of this movement, the particular and the universal tend to merge and to intensify each other, producing unprecedented local processes which resonate at international level, where the Ejercito Zapatista de Liberaciòn Nacional (EZLN) inspires people and movements.

This is due to the fact that Zapatismo breaks in many respects with traditional forms of politics. It does so by opening spaces at a creative distance from the state, and by constantly experimenting with innovative ideas and strategic perspectives. In this short article I will give an insight on…

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