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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I always knew in a vague way that the Indians in Mexico never went away. Want to Read saving…. Since the Conquest, Bonfil argues, the peoples of the Mexico profundo have been dominated by an “imaginary Mexico” imposed by the West.
Fernando Estrella castro rated it it was amazing Dec 14, See details for description of any imperfections. 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.
A Novel by John GrishamHardcover Mexico profundo is the Mesoamerican cultural package under pressure, ignored, disregarded since the arrival of the Europeans.
México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization
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It is imaginary not because it does not exist, but because it denies the cultural reality lived daily by most Mexicans. Finally, unlike many works which point out the problem without offering a solution which is perfectly fine, if incompletethis one paints a brilliant future.
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Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. Written summaries of the material we read. Ashlee Skelton rated it did not like it May 22, While this could be purposeful, as defining such terms may be a fool’s errand, but it would be a useful none the less. This insight delivered by Bonfil Batalla is a must for understanding Mexico with application to the larger question of indigenous peoples in all the Americas, including strands of thought for some understanding of its application to Mexican-American and Chicano culture.
Skip to main content. 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.
So if it is not any of these things, what is it? E Camou rated it liked it Sep 21, Nov 16, secondwomn rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 26, Ellie Sharkey rated it liked it.
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Batalla writes with clean and poetic prose, and the English translation is excellent, maintaining the tone of the original which is often difficult to attain for such a dense book. Mexico Cookbooks in English. Stevie rated it liked it Aug 23, 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 existed.
This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. 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. Bonfi, 1 — 14 of 14 Mexico profundo: Finally, in his final solution, Batalla calls for a pluralistic society that ccivilizacion both Western and indigenous knowledge and culture.
Nina rated it it was amazing Oct 03, Jun 22, Elisa rated it liked it Shelves: Joel Thompson rated it really liked it May 30, Read reviews that mention must read great book mexico culture indigenous understanding mexican. Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla. Sarita rated it it was amazing Jul 01,