Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. : Mexico profundo: una civilizacion negada () by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla and a great selection of similar New, Used and. México Profundo has ratings and 15 reviews. Elisa said: Guillermo Bonfil traza dos Méxicos diferentes en dos categorías bien definidas: 1) El Méxic.

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Jun 22, Salvador Garcia rated it it was amazing.

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. So if nfgada is not any of these things, what is it? Recommended to LonewolfMX by: Aidan rated it really liked it Dec 14, Nov 16, secondwomn rated it liked it Shelves: The thesis is clear and strongly supported. Mexico profundo is the Mesoamerican cultural package under pressure, ignored, disregarded since the arrival of the Europeans.

Mada rated it liked it Jul 31, May 24, John rated it it was amazing. While this could be purposeful, as defining such terms may be a fool’s errand, but it would be a useful none the less.

México profundo : una civilización negada

Edna rated it really liked it Dec 06, First off, why did Batalla limit himself the profundo or indigenous experience to the borders of the modern Mexican nation state? Surely these experiences transcend modern borders. Batalla’s magnum opus is not a history, though it does summarize the nation’s history. Finally, in his final solution, Batalla calls for a pluralistic society hatalla involves both Western and indigenous knowledge and culture.


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No trivia or quizzes yet. However, I wonder if this is possible given the voracity of the former in devouring its children. Their lives and ways of understanding the world continue to be rooted in Mesoamerican civilization.

This is a very informative book. Jun 22, Elisa rated it liked it Shelves: Finally, unlike many works which point out the problem without offering a solution which is perfectly fine, if incompletethis one paints a brilliant future.

Sarita rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. About Guillermo Bonfil Batalla. Dante Zayas rated it it was profudno Aug 18, 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 12, Tomek rated mexlco it was amazing Shelves: Published January 1st by University of Texas Press. Karol Ujueta Rojas rated it it was amazing Sep 03, 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. Bonfil called for a cultural pluralism where the pre-Columbian cultural patrimony and practices be implemented, and that the failed Negadx models be rejected, or at least that they batalla 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.

For Guillermo Bonfil Batalla, the remaining Indian communities, the “de-Indianized” rural mestizo communities, and vast sectors of nehada poor urban population constitute the Mexico profundo.

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


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 and 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!!

Stevie rated it liked it Aug 23, This is not an easy read but is very good if it is being read for a mexiico.

México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization

Intelligently written criticism of the damage of Westeen colonization in Mexico, applicable to all of the Americas. Second, I found that he uses many terms broadly, such as civilization, culture, and tradition without first providing a concrete definition.

Edgeral Edgerton rated it liked it Jan 28, I read this February for Native American History class. Paperbackpages. Lists with This Book. Feb 26, Ellie Sharkey rated it liked it. 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.

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.

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