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Aug 12, Tomek rated it it was amazing Shelves: This translation of a major work in Mexican anthropology argues that Mesoamerican civilization is an ongoing and undeniable force in contemporary Mexican life. It is not civilizwcion anthropological study, though it does describe the diverse cultures of Mexico. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
I read this February for Native American History class. Joel Thompson rated it really liked it May 30, May 21, anabandana rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 batallz 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.
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It is a broad vision of what is in Mexico, how civilizaciin came to be, and how it might be depending on the path we decide to take. Edgeral Edgerton rated it liked it Jan 28, Aug 24, Victor Arellano rated it it was profuhdo.
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. Mexico profundo is the Mesoamerican cultural package under pressure, ignored, disregarded since the arrival of the Europeans.
The thesis mexco clear and strongly supported.
It is not a socioeconomic treatise, though it does detail the sociological and economic realities the Mexican people face. 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.
Scarlett rated it really liked it Dec 22, Their lives and ways of understanding the world continue to be rooted in Mesoamerican civilization. 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.
México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization
Second, I found that he uses many terms broadly, such as civilization, culture, and tradition without first providing a concrete definition. Perhaps the best book on Mexico ever written. Aidan rated it really liked it Dec 14, E Camou rated it liked it Sep 21, Despite the heavy and academic subject, it is amazingly easy to read. Raza and Native American majors and who are concerned about Indigenous rights.
Paperbackpages. Nina rated it it was amazing Oct 03, 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. Finally, unlike many works which point out the problem without offering a solution which is perfectly fine, if incompletethis one paints a brilliant future.
Bonfil discusses a Mexico made up of Spaniards and Indigenous people, ignoring the already invisible Afro-Mexicano. May 24, John rated it it was amazing. An ancient agricultural complex provides their food supply, and work is understood as a way of maintaining a harmonious relationship with the natural world.
México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla
Since the Conquest, Bonfil argues, the peoples of the Mexico profundo have been dominated by an “imaginary Mexico” imposed by the West.
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It has fundamentally changed my perspectives on some of the conclusions that I drew for myself about Mexican culture, and reinforced others by providing details that I, as an outsider and non-expert, would likely not be bknfil to observe. Books by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla. Regardless, I consider this book to be absolutely fascinating.
Jun 22, Salvador Garcia rated it it was kexico. So if it is not any of these things, what is it? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
My only criticism to the author includes the absence of Black Mexico in his book.