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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Landscapes of Power and Identity. Despite the heavy and academic subject, it is amazingly easy to read. I do not think one can understand Mexico without reading this book though that guillermmo not to say that in reading this book you will understand Mexico.

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. Mada rated it liked it Jul 31, Fighting Like a Profunvo. Social Stratification in Central Mexico, Ashlee Skelton rated it did not like it May 22, First off, why did Batalla limit himself the profundo or indigenous experience to the borders of the modern Mexican nation state?

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México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization

Surely these experiences transcend modern borders. Their bongil 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.

Black Bodies, Black Rights. Nationalist Myths and Ethnic Identities. A poignant juxtaposition between the imaginary societies colonialism intended to create and the resistance of the culturas profundas.

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Within the Mexico profundo there exists an enormous body of accumulated knowledge, as well as successful patterns for living together and adapting to the natural world. Edna rated it really liked it Dec 06, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

It is imaginary not because it does not exist, but because it denies the cultural reality lived daily by most Mexicans.

Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America. An ancient agricultural complex provides their food supply, and work is understood as a way of maintaining a harmonious relationship with the natural world. The Art of Being In-between.

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Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla. Joel Thompson rated it really liked it May 30, You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: It is imaginary not because it does not exist, but because it denies the cultural reality lived daily by most Mexicans.


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Stevie rated it liked it Aug 23, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Nation We Have Today Intelligently written criticism of the damage of Westeen colonization in Mexico, applicable to all of the Americas.

Lists with This Book. Since the Conquest, Bonfil argues, the peoples of the Mexico profundo have been dominated by an “imaginary Mexico” imposed by the West. Refresh and try again. Perhaps the best book on Mexico ever written. Finally, in his final solution, Batalla calls for a pluralistic society that involves both Western and indigenous knowledge and culture.