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First off, why did Batalla limit himself the profundo or indigenous experience to the borders of the modern Mexican nation state? This is not an easy read but is very good if it is being read for a purpose. Surely these experiences transcend modern borders. However, I wonder if this is possible given the voracity of the former in devouring its children. Battalla shows that Mexico remains Indian at its core though the country pretends to be a developing Western nation.

E Camou rated it liked it Sep 21, Batalla’s magnum opus is not a history, though it does summarize the nation’s history. Jun 22, Elisa rated it bonfiil it Shelves: Perhaps the best book on Mexico ever written.

Nov 16, secondwomn rated it liked it Shelves: My only criticism to the author includes the absence of Black Mexico in his book. It is not an anthropological study, though it does describe the diverse cultures of Mexico. Negwda 22, Salvador Garcia rated it it was amazing.

México profundo : una civilización negada

Karol Ujueta Rojas rated it it was amazing Sep 03, To face the future successfully, argues Bonfil, Mexico must build on these strengths of Mesoamerican civilization, “one of the bonril original civilizations that humanity has created throughout all its history.


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. 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. Paperbackpages. Despite the heavy and academic subject, honfil is amazingly easy to read. 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 orofundo depend on each other and not on the imaginary culture, the imaginary Mexico that has never existed.

Aug 24, Victor Arellano rated it it was amazing. Fernando Estrella castro rated it it was amazing Dec 14, This is a very informative book.

Mexico profundo is the Mesoamerican cultural package under pressure, ignored, disregarded since the arrival of the Europeans. Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla. Regardless, I consider this book to be absolutely fascinating. A poignant juxtaposition between the imaginary societies colonialism intended to create and the resistance of the culturas profundas.

An ancient agricultural complex provides their food supply, and work is understood as a way of maintaining a harmonious relationship with the natural world.

Perhaps it is utopian and naive, but it manages to recognize the challenges without falling into despair. Aug 12, Tomek rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published January 1st by University of Texas Press. Feb 26, Ellie Sharkey rated it liked it. Raza mexuco Native American majors and who are concerned about Indigenous rights.


May 21, anabandana rated it uan liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mada rated it liked it Jul 31, The book has provided me with as detailed an understanding for modern social movements in Mexico, including the Zapatistas, as any.

México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla

Scarlett rated it really liked it Dec 22, Through secretnisation and appropriating elements of the oppressors to help them survive.

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, honfil American profundo. Recommended to LonewolfMX by: It is not a socioeconomic treatise, though it does detail the sociological and economic realities the Mexican people face. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Dante Zayas rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Sarita rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Second, I found that he uses many terms broadly, such as civilization, culture, and tradition without first providing a concrete definition. Want to Read saving…. Intelligently written criticism of the damage of Cigilizacion colonization in Mexico, applicable to all of the Americas. Since the Conquest, Bonfil argues, the peoples of the Mexico profundo have been dominated by an “imaginary Mexico” imposed by the West.

The book is not without its weaknesses, in my humble opinion.