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México profundo : una civilización negada

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.

I do not think one can understand Mexico without reading this book though that is not to say that in reading this book you will understand Mexico. 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. This is a very informative book.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 16, secondwomn rated it liked it Shelves: An ancient agricultural complex provides their food supply, and work is understood as a way of maintaining a harmonious relationship with the natural world. Aug 24, Victor Arellano rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. Despite the heavy and academic subject, it is amazingly easy to read. Ashlee Skelton rated it did not like it May 22, Regardless, I consider this book to be absolutely fascinating.


Scarlett rated it really liked it Dec 22, Published January 1st by University of Texas Press. Mexico profundo is the Mesoamerican cultural package under pressure, ignored, disregarded since the arrival of the Europeans. Mada rated it liked it Jul 31, This is the best book ever written on the Mexican identity and the schism within it. This translation of a major work in Mexican anthropology argues that Mesoamerican civilization is an ongoing and undeniable force in contemporary Mexican life.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. Aidan rated it really liked it Dec 14, A poignant juxtaposition between the imaginary societies colonialism intended to create and the resistance of the culturas profundas.

Jun 22, Salvador Garcia rated it it was amazing. Aug 12, Tomek rated it it was amazing Shelves: Second, I found that he uses many terms broadly, such as civilization, culture, and tradition without first providing a concrete definition.

My only criticism to the author includes the absence of Black Mexico in his book. Nina rated it it was amazing Oct 03, Time is circular, and humans fulfill their own cycle in relation to other cycles of the universe. Since the Conquest, Bonfil argues, the peoples of the Mexico profundo have been dominated by an “imaginary Mexico” imposed by the West.

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 imaginary Mexico that has never exist Perhaps the best book on Mexico ever written.


México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla

Batalla writes with clean and poetic prose, and the English translation proufndo excellent, maintaining the tone of the original which bata,la often difficult to attain for such a dense book. While this could be purposeful, as defining such terms may be a fool’s errand, but it would be a useful none the less.

So if it is not any of these things, what is it? Battalla shows that Mexico remains Indian at its core though the country pretends to be a developing Western nation. Open Preview See a Problem?

Feb 23, Victor rated it it was amazing. About Guillermo Bonfil Batalla.

México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization

Fernando Estrella castro rated it it was amazing Dec 14, E Camou rated it liked it Sep 21, Dante Zayas negzda it it was amazing Aug 18, This book is a translation so it can be slow at times and challenging to read but is very good.

Want to Read saving…. Bonfil discusses a Mexico made up of Spaniards and Indigenous people, ignoring the already invisible Afro-Mexicano. Recommended to LonewolfMX by: Refresh and try again.

Their lives and ways of understanding the world continue to be rooted in Mesoamerican civilization. Books by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla.