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Remembering rebellion. the Teachers' Movement of the Sección 22 in Oaxaca (Mexico)
Remembering rebellion. the Teachers' Movement of the Sección 22 in Oaxaca (Mexico)
The state of Oaxaca has always held a distinct position in Mexico: Not only is it among the poorest, but its population is also considered to be particularly combative. It therefore does not seem surprising that the state harbors the most prominent and vocal union section of the teachers’ union SNTE and the dissident teachers’ movement CNTE. The power and influence of the Sección 22 reach beyond the limits of educational matters and the schools and into state politics, affecting the lives of many Oaxacans — also due to frequent street blockades and strikes that lead to educational deficits for children. The teachers’ embeddedness in society and their narrative of protest sets their struggle in the context of the defense of the entire Mexican people’s rights and in the idea of the state’s cultural heritage. The result is an outstandingly strong social movement, apparently organizing in protest as a reflex against government policies, even when these aim at a long-necessary democratization. Susanne Meisch completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree in American Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and obtained her doctorate in the program “Class of Culture and History. American History – History of the Americas” at the Graduate School Language & Literature. Since 2016, she has been working in science management and in 2021 became Head of the university’s Writing Center. Furthermore, she works as a freelancer in a variety of projects.
Mexiko, Lateinamerika, Lehrer, Gewerkschaft, kulturelles Gedächtnis, Narrativ
Meisch, Susanne
2021
English
Universitätsbibliothek der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Meisch, Susanne (2021): Remembering rebellion: the Teachers' Movement of the Sección 22 in Oaxaca (Mexico). Dissertation, LMU München: Faculty for Languages and Literatures
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The state of Oaxaca has always held a distinct position in Mexico: Not only is it among the poorest, but its population is also considered to be particularly combative. It therefore does not seem surprising that the state harbors the most prominent and vocal union section of the teachers’ union SNTE and the dissident teachers’ movement CNTE. The power and influence of the Sección 22 reach beyond the limits of educational matters and the schools and into state politics, affecting the lives of many Oaxacans — also due to frequent street blockades and strikes that lead to educational deficits for children. The teachers’ embeddedness in society and their narrative of protest sets their struggle in the context of the defense of the entire Mexican people’s rights and in the idea of the state’s cultural heritage. The result is an outstandingly strong social movement, apparently organizing in protest as a reflex against government policies, even when these aim at a long-necessary democratization. Susanne Meisch completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree in American Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and obtained her doctorate in the program “Class of Culture and History. American History – History of the Americas” at the Graduate School Language & Literature. Since 2016, she has been working in science management and in 2021 became Head of the university’s Writing Center. Furthermore, she works as a freelancer in a variety of projects.