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Nov 16, secondwomn rated it liked it Kexico Even with defeat of the Spaniards and Mexican independence the new ruling classes dismissed the Indigenous cultures as backward and inferior even with the Indigenismo of the bonvil 30 did little to improve the Native peoples situation as the government was mostly concerned with the Mestizaje and how to incorporate the Native into the now Mestizo Mexican society by “redeeming the Indian with his disappearance” who many theorists at that time believed that it was the “Indian” that kept Mexico in poverty!!

Jun 25, Roy Angles rated it really liked it.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Bonfil discusses a Mexico made up of Spaniards and Indigenous people, ignoring the already invisible Afro-Mexicano.

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The thesis is clear and strongly supported. It is not an anthropological study, though it does describe the diverse cultures of Mexico. Recommended to LonewolfMX by: First off, why did Batalla limit himself the profundo or indigenous experience to the borders of the modern Mexican nation state? My only criticism to the author includes the absence of Black Mexico in his book.

Aidan rated it really liked it Dec 14, Scarlett rated it really liked it Dec 22, Second, I found that he uses many terms broadly, such as civilization, culture, and tradition without first providing a concrete definition. Surely these experiences transcend modern civilizaion. Finally, in his final solution, Batalla calls for a pluralistic society that involves both Western and indigenous knowledge and culture.

E Camou rated it liked it Sep 21, To face the future successfully, argues Bonfil, Mexico must build on these strengths of Mesoamerican civilization, “one of the few original civilizations that humanity has created throughout all its history. May 24, John rated it it was amazing. Published January 1st by University of Texas Press.


México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla

Stevie rated it liked it Aug 23, Return to Book Page. An ancient agricultural complex provides their food supply, and work is understood as a way of maintaining a harmonious relationship with the natural world.

Their lives and ways of un This translation of a major work in Mexican anthropology argues that Mesoamerican civilization is an ongoing and undeniable force in contemporary Mexican life. Their lives and ways of understanding the world continue to be rooted in Mesoamerican civilization. Dante Zayas rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Aug 12, Tomek rated it civikizacion was amazing Shelves: Batalla writes with clean and poetic prose, and the English translation is excellent, maintaining the tone of the original which is often difficult to rpofundo for such a dense book.

Edgeral Edgerton rated it liked it Jan 28, Paperbackpages. Time is circular, and humans fulfill their own cycle in relation to other cycles of the universe.

México profundo : una civilización negada

Bonfil called for a cultural pluralism where the pre-Columbian cultural patrimony and practices be implemented, and that the failed Western models be rejected, or at least that they share space with a pluralist culture where people depend on each other and not on the imaginary culture, the batala Mexico that has never exist Perhaps the best book on Ngeada ever written. Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla. This is not an easy read but is very good if it is being read for a purpose.

Batalla argues that Mexico needs a new birth of freedom based on its Indian culture and that years of European domination have failed to lift the nation out of its poverty and corruption. Lists with This Book. For instance, if we are to consider the Maya as a distinct cultural group who reside in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras, they are not only a part of the Mexico profundo, but indeed, the American profundo.

Within the Mexico profundo there exists an enormous body of accumulated knowledge, as well as successful patterns for living together and civilziacion to the natural world. Since the Conquest, Bonfil argues, the peoples of the Mexico profundo have been dominated by an “imaginary Mexico” imposed by the Civilizacikn. I do not think one can understand Mexico without negadw this book though that is not to say that in reading this book you will understand Mexico.


México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization

This is the best book ever written on the Mexican identity and the schism within it. While this could be purposeful, as defining such terms may be a fool’s errand, but it would be a useful none the less. It is not a socioeconomic treatise, though it does detail the sociological and economic realities the Mexican people face. It is imaginary not because it does not exist, but because it denies the cultural reality lived daily by most Mexicans.

It has fundamentally changed my perspectives on some of the conclusions that I drew for myself about Mexican culture, and reinforced others by providing details that I, as an outsider and non-expert, would likely not be able to observe.

I read this February for Native American History class. The book is not without its weaknesses, in my humble opinion. Fernando Estrella castro rated it it was amazing Dec 14, About Guillermo Bonfil Batalla.

Perhaps it is utopian and naive, but it manages to recognize the challenges without falling into despair.

Bonfil called for a cultural pluralism where the bahalla cultural patrimony and practices be implemented, and that the failed Western models be rejected, or at least that they share space with a pluralist culture where people depend on each other and not on the imaginary culture, the imaginary Mexico that has never existed.

Joel Thompson rated it really liked it May 30, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Refresh and try again. Mexico profundo is the Mesoamerican cultural package under pressure, ignored, disregarded since the arrival of the Europeans.

Feb 26, Ellie Sharkey rated it liked it. bstalla