Emancipatory pedagogies: epistemic and emotional resistance in the initiatives of the Zapatista movement in Mexico
By Carolina Elizabeth Díaz Iñigo* and Francisco De Parres Gómez**
This article addresses the relationship between Zapatista critical pedagogy and the epistemic and emotional resistance that make it possible. In this sense, in the first part, we develop the relevance of emotions as a concomitant part of the coloniality of affectivity in the framework of the coloniality of power. Subsequently, we will analyze three examples of the epistemic and emotional resistance of Zapatista communities: 1) Zapatista autonomous education; 2) the participation of women bases of support; and finally, 3) the public events organized by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN in Spanish). All of this, as part of the construction of other meanings around education, not only within the Zapatista movement but also outside the communities.