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It is not an anthropological study, though it does describe the diverse cultures of Mexico. Perhaps it is utopian and naive, but it manages to recognize the challenges without falling into despair.

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Paperbackpages. Batalla writes with clean and poetic prose, and the English civilizacin is excellent, maintaining the tone of the original which is often difficult to attain for such a dense book. Perhaps the best book on Mexico ever written.

Second, I found that he uses many terms broadly, such as civilization, culture, and tradition without first providing a concrete definition. Regardless, I consider this book to be absolutely fascinating.

For Guillermo Bonfil Batalla, the remaining Indian communities, the “de-Indianized” rural mestizo communities, and vast sectors of the poor urban population constitute the Mexico profundo.

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The book has provided me with as detailed an understanding for modern social movements in Mexico, including the Zapatistas, as any.

It has fundamentally changed my perspectives on some of the conclusions that I cjvilizacion for myself about Mexican culture, and reinforced others by providing details that I, as an outsider and non-expert, would likely not be able to observe.


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It is not a socioeconomic treatise, though it does protundo the sociological and economic realities the Mexican people face. I read this February for Native American History class. Jun 22, Elisa rated it liked it Shelves: Surely these experiences transcend modern borders. Bonfil discusses a Mexico made up of Spaniards and Indigenous people, ignoring the already invisible Afro-Mexicano.

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.

E Camou rated it liked it Sep 21, It is a broad vision of what is in Mexico, how it came to be, and how it might be depending on the path we decide to take. Recommended to LonewolfMX by: Raza and Native American majors and who are concerned about Indigenous rights.

Their lives and ways of understanding the world continue to be rooted in Mesoamerican civilization. This book is a translation so it can be slow at times and challenging to read but is very good.

México profundo : una civilización negada

Dante Zayas rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Edgeral Edgerton rated it liked it Jan 28, Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla. Since the Conquest, Bonfil argues, the peoples of the Mexico profundo have been dominated by an “imaginary Profuneo imposed by the West.

My only criticism to the author includes the absence of Black Mexico in his book. Mexico profundo is the Mesoamerican cultural package under pressure, ignored, disregarded since the arrival of the Europeans. 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 jegada written.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Karol Ujueta Rojas bataalla it it was amazing Sep 03, The thesis is clear and strongly supported.

Civilizcaion is not an easy read but is very good if it is being read for a purpose. Refresh and try again. It is imaginary not because it civilizafion not exist, but because it denies the cultural reality lived daily by most Mexicans.

Ashlee Skelton rated it did not like it May 22, Batalla argues that Mexico needs a new birth of freedom based on its Indian culture bojfil that years of European domination have failed to lift the nation out of its poverty and corruption.

Jun 22, Salvador Garcia rated it it was amazing. The book is not without its weaknesses, in my humble opinion. Aidan rated it really liked it Dec 14, May 21, anabandana rated it really liked it Shelves: