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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Feb 23, Victor rated it it was amazing. Second, I found that he uses many terms broadly, such as civilization, culture, and tradition without first providing a concrete definition. You’ve successfully reported this review.

References to this book Radical Media: This is not an easy read guillerko is very good if it is being read for a purpose. Forging a Nation 7. You submitted the following bonfl and review. Back cover copy This translation of a major work in Mexican anthropology argues that Mesoamerican civilization is an ongoing and undeniable force in contemporary Mexican life.

México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla

Despite the heavy and academic subject, it is amazingly easy to read. Time is circular, and humans fulfill their own cycle in relation to other cycles of the universe.


Their lives and ways of understanding the world continue to be rooted in Mesoamerican civilization. Scarlett rated it really liked it Dec 22, Batalla’s magnum opus is not a history, though it does summarize the nation’s history. The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Mexico profundo is the Mesoamerican cultural package under pressure, ignored, disregarded since the arrival of the Europeans.

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I read this February for Native American History class. So if it is not any of these things, what is it? Through secretnisation and appropriating elements of the oppressors to help them survive. Cleansing Honor with Blood.

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It is not an anthropological study, though it does describe the diverse cultures of Mexico. Jun 22, Elisa rated it liked it Shelves: Dante Bojfil rated it it was amazing Aug 18, The Colonial Order 6.

Vatalla 24, John rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. Fields of the Tzotzil. 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. University of Texas Press- Social Science – pages.


México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization

Storytelling Globalization from the Chaco and Beyond. The thesis is clear and strongly supported. Native and National in Brazil. The Secret History of Gender. Nina rated it it was amazing Oct 03, Return to Book Page. Bonfil discusses a Mexico made up of Spaniards and Indigenous people, ignoring the already invisible Afro-Mexicano. To face the future successfully, argues Bonfil, Mexico must build on these strengths of Mesoamerican guillsrmo, “one of the few original civilizations that humanity has created throughout all its history.

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