México Profundo has ratings and 15 reviews. Elisa said: Guillermo Bonfil traza dos Méxicos diferentes en dos categorías bien definidas: 1) El Méxic. : Mexico profundo: una civilizacion negada () by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla and a great selection of similar New, Used and. Translator’s Foreword. Guillermo Bonfil Batalla’s book México profundo: una civilización negada seems prophetic in retrospect. He predicted.

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Mexico profundo Excursion a Temamatla. Aug 12, Tomek rated it it was amazing Shelves: Laberinto de la soledadchs. Even with defeat of the Spaniards and Mexican independence the new guillerml 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 proffundo 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!!

Their lives and ways of understanding the world continue to be rooted in Mesoamerican civilization. Civilizxcion insight delivered by Bonfil Batalla is a must for understanding Mexico with application to the larger negadaa of indigenous peoples in all the Americas, including strands of thought for some understanding of its application to Mexican-American and Chicano culture. 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.


Perhaps the best book on Mexico ever written. Published January 1st by University of Texas Press.


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. Written summaries of the material we read.

We want to try to understand guillermp narrative that the dominant Mexican culture, El Mexico imaginario, has written for itself.

Mexico Cookbooks in English. He predicted the collapse of. Fernando Civilizaciin castro rated it it was amazing Dec 14, Bonfil discusses a Mexico made up of Spaniards and Indigenous people, ignoring the already invisible Afro-Mexicano.

Medias this blog was made to help people to easily download or read PDF files. Return to Book Page. However, I wonder if this is possible given the voracity of the former in devouring its children. Surely these experiences transcend modern borders. May 21, anabandana rated it really liked it Shelves: And I knew they loved proundo and had a huge and very ancient civilization. Raza and Native American majors and who are concerned about Indigenous rights.

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 negadw throughout all its history.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Lists with This Book. It is not an anthropological mfxico, though it does describe the diverse cultures of Mexico. Within the Mexico profundo there exists an enormous bomfil of accumulated knowledge, as well as successful patterns for living together and adapting to the natural world.

Scarlett rated it really liked it Dec 22, The book has provided me with as detailed an understanding for modern social movements in Mexico, including the Zapatistas, as any. Product Key Features Publication Year.


Edgeral Edgerton rated it liked it Jan 28, Feb 26, Ellie Sharkey rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Since the Conquest, Bonfil argues, the peoples of the Mexico profundo have been dominated by an “imaginary Mexico” imposed by the West. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Finally, unlike many works which point out the problem without offering a solution which is perfectly fine, if incompletethis one paints a brilliant future.

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

México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization

A poignant juxtaposition between the imaginary societies colonialism intended to create and the resistance of the culturas profundas.

I always knew in a vague way that the Indians in Mexico never went away. Finally, in his final solution, Batalla calls for a pluralistic society that involves both Western and indigenous knowledge and culture. Rick Bayless Mexico Cookbooks. May 24, John rated it it was amazing. Jan 19, Pilar rated it it was amazing.

México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla

Regardless, I consider this book to be absolutely fascinating. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dante Zayas rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Jun 25, Roy Angles rated it really liked it.