Alex Khasnabish

Mount Saint Vincent University

Alex Khasnabish works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His current research explores the connection between the radical imagination and radical social transformation amongst collectives of activists in Halifax. In addition to Zapatistas, Khasnabish is the author of Zapatismo Beyond Borders: New Imaginations of Political Possibility (U of T Press, 2008) as well as several articles and book chapters about contemporary radical politics, social movements, and globalization.

  • What Moves Us?

    The Lives and Times of the Radical Imagination

    Edited by Alex Khasnabish and Max Haiven     July 2017

    In original essays and interviews, radical thinkers from across Canada and beyond contemplate the birth of their own radical consciousness and the political and intellectual commitments that animate their activism.

  • The Radical Imagination

    Social Movements in the Age of Austerity

    By Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish     June 2014

    The Radical Imagination is a lively and crucial intervention in radical politics, social research, social change and the collective visions and cultures that inspire them.

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  • Zapatistas

    Rebellion from the Grassroots to the Global

    By Alex Khasnabish     April 2010

    In 1994 a guerilla army of Indigenous Mayan peasants in Southeast Mexico emerged and declared ‘Enough!’ to 500 years of colonialism, racism, exploitation, oppression and genocide. The effects of the Zapatista uprising were profound and would be felt beyond the borders of Mexico. At a time when state-sponsored socialism had all but vanished and other elements of the left appeared defeated in the face of neoliberalism’s ascendancy, the Zapatista uprising sparked a powerful new wave of transnational socio-political action. In exploring the movement’s origins, history, structure, aims, political philosophy and possible new directions, Alex Khasnabish provides a critical and comprehensive overview of one of the most important rebel groups in recent history.

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