MÉXICO PROFUNDO: Reclaiming a Civilization by. Guillermo Bonfil Batalla. Translated by Philip A. Dennis. University of Texas Press, Austin. Institute of Latin . México Profundo has ratings and 15 reviews. Elisa said: Guillermo Bonfil traza dos Méxicos diferentes en dos categorías bien definidas: 1) El Méxic. For Guillermo Bonfil Batalla, the remaining Indian communities, the “de- Indianized” rural mestizo communities, and vast sectors of the poor.
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Looking for beautiful books? Battalla shows that Mexico remains Indian at its core though the country pretends to be a developing Western nation. Ashlee Skelton rated it did not like it May 22, Regardless, I consider this book to be absolutely fascinating. 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 mexifo each other and not on the imaginary culture, the imaginary Mexico that has never exist Perhaps the best book on Mexico ever written.
Bonfil discusses a Mexico made up of Spaniards and Indigenous people, ignoring the already invisible Afro-Mexicano.
México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla
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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.
Batalla’s magnum opus is not a history, though it does summarize the nation’s history. A Civilization Denied 1. Nov 16, secondwomn rated it liked it Shelves: Item s unavailable for purchase. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Their lives and ways of understanding the world continue to be rooted in Abtalla civilization.
I read this February for Native American History class.
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It is a broad vision of what is in Mexico, how it came to be, and how it might be depending on the path we decide to take. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Life of Our Language. Batalla writes with clean and poetic prose, and the English translation is excellent, maintaining the tone of the original which is often difficult to attain for such a dense book.
This has to be the best book on the true history of Mexico ever written. The Nation We Have Today 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.
This translation of a major work in Mexican anthropology argues that Mesoamerican civilization is an ongoing and undeniable force in contemporary Mexican life.
I feel that Mexican society and Chicanos here in the US can learn a lot about Native peoples as a marginalized group, which cannot be ignored.
Jun 22, Elisa rated it liked it Shelves: Time is circular, and humans fulfill their own cycle in relation to other cycles of the universe. 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.
Their lives and ways of understanding the world continue to be rooted in Mesoamerican civilization. It is imaginary not because it does not exist, but because it denies the cultural reality lived daily by most Mexicans. For Guillermo Bonfil Batalla, the remaining Indian communities, the “de-Indianized” rural mestizo communities, and vast sectors of the poor urban population constitute the Mexico profundo.
Their lives and ways of understanding the world continue to be rooted in Mesoamerican civilization. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.
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