Beyond Modernity: Irony, Fantasy and the Challenge to Grand Narratives in Subcomandante Marcos's Tales

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Title Beyond Modernity: Irony, Fantasy and the Challenge to Grand Narratives in Subcomandante Marcos's Tales
Author Di Piramo, Daniela
Journal Name Mexican Studies / Estudios Mexicanos
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United States
Publisher University of California Press
Abstract Modernity has long been under attack: eminent scholars, including Heidegger, Derrida, Lyotard and Foucault have engaged in intense critiques that involve the dominance of ideology in modernity, the use of language and the role of reason. Heavily critical of vanguards and “armchair revolutionaries”, Subcomandante Marcos challenges the necessity for a grand narrative and a mighty narrator. But while he is relatively successful in challenging the conventional approach to politics, this paper contends that his discourse reveals that he does not, indeed could not, completely escape the grand narrative and the individualism that, for a long time, have characterised Western thought.*
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://www.jstor.org/pss/10.1525/msem.2011.27.1.177
Volume 27
Issue Number 1
Page from 177
Page to 205
ISSN 0742-9797
Date Accessioned 2011-02-16
Date Available 2011-06-29T08:08:09Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Political Theory and Political Philosophy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/39282
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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