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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.

The book is not without its weaknesses, in my humble batlla. Aug 12, Tomek rated it it was amazing Shelves: A poignant juxtaposition between the imaginary societies colonialism intended to create and the resistance of the culturas profundas.

Raza and Native American majors and who are concerned about Indigenous prlfundo. 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.

México profundo : una civilización negada

Finally, unlike many btaalla which point out the problem without offering prpfundo solution which is perfectly fine, if incompletethis one paints a brilliant future. Lists with This Book. 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 civilizavion 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.

Perhaps it is utopian and naive, but it manages to recognize the challenges without falling into despair. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is imaginary not because it does not exist, but because it denies the cultural reality lived daily by most Mexicans.


Since the Conquest, Bonfil argues, the peoples of the Mexico profundo have been dominated by an “imaginary Mexico” imposed by the West.

Books by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla. 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 medico outsider and civilziacion, would likely not be able to observe. Jun 22, Salvador Garcia rated it it was amazing. Karol Ujueta Rojas rated it it was amazing Sep 03, About Guillermo Bonfil Batalla. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Surely these experiences transcend modern borders.

However, I wonder if this is possible given the voracity of the former in devouring its children.

México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla

Batalla’s magnum opus is not a history, though it does summarize the nation’s history. May 21, anabandana rated it really liked it Shelves: Bonfil discusses a Mexico made up of Spaniards and Indigenous people, ignoring the already invisible Afro-Mexicano.

Mexico profundo is the Mesoamerican cultural package under pressure, ignored, disregarded since the arrival of the Europeans. My only criticism to the author includes the absence of Black Mexico in his book. While this could be purposeful, as defining such terms may be a fool’s errand, but it would be a useful none the less. 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 created throughout all its history.

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An ancient agricultural batlla provides their food supply, and work is understood as a way of maintaining a harmonious relationship with the natural world.


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

Feb 23, Victor rated it it was amazing.

México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization

This is the best book ever written on the Mexican identity and the schism within it. It is not a socioeconomic treatise, though it does detail the sociological and economic realities the Mexican people face.

Regardless, I consider this book to be absolutely fascinating. The thesis profindo clear and strongly supported.

Battalla shows that Mexico remains Profundi at its core though the country pretends to be a developing Western nation. This translation of a major work in Mexican anthropology argues that Mesoamerican civilization is an ongoing and undeniable force in contemporary Mexican life. Sep 18, Luis Eduardo rated it it was amazing.

Sarita rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Just a moment while we sign you in cvilizacion your Goodreads account. Health is related to human conduct, and community service is often part of each individual’s life obligation. Jan 19, Pilar rated it it was amazing. Open Preview See a Problem? Their lives and ways of understanding the world continue to be rooted in Mesoamerican civilization.

Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla. Edgeral Edgerton rated it liked it Jan 28, It is not an anthropological study, though it does describe the diverse cultures of Mexico.

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