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Finally, in his final solution, Batalla calls for a pluralistic society that involves both Western and indigenous knowledge and culture. The book has provided me with as detailed an understanding for modern social movements in Mexico, including the Baatalla, as any.

Time is circular, and humans fulfill their own cycle in relation to other cycles of the universe. Intelligently written criticism of the damage of Westeen colonization in Mexico, applicable to all of the Americas. Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla. Want to Read saving….

While this could be purposeful, as defining such terms may be a fool’s errand, but it would be a useful none the less. 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.

México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. For instance, if we are to consider the Maya as a distinct cultural vatalla who reside in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras, they are not only a part of the Mexico profundo, but indeed, the American profundo.

It is not a socioeconomic treatise, though it does detail the sociological and economic realities the Mexican people face.


Edna rated it really liked it Dec 06, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Karol Ujueta Rojas rated it it was amazing Sep 03, 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 an outsider and non-expert, would likely not be able to observe.

First off, why did Batalla limit himself the profundo or indigenous experience to the borders of the modern Mexican nation state? 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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Through secretnisation and appropriating elements of the oppressors to help them survive. 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.

Mada rated it liked it Jul 31, So if it is not any of these things, what is it? Ashlee Skelton rated it did not like it May 22, I feel that Mexican society and Chicanos here in the US can learn a lot about Native peoples as a marginalized group, which cannot be ignored. Surely these experiences transcend modern borders. It is not an anthropological study, though it does describe the diverse cultures of Mexico.

Even with defeat of the Spaniards and Mexican independence the new ruling 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 into 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!!


May 21, anabandana rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 22, Salvador Garcia rated it it was amazing. Sep 18, Luis Eduardo rated it it was amazing.

México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla

My only criticism to the author includes the absence of Black Mexico in his book. Jun 22, Elisa rated it liked it Shelves: Refresh and try negad. I read this February for Native American History class. Jun 25, Roy Angles rated it really liked it. 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. 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.

May 24, John rated it it was amazing.