The Resource México profundo : reclaiming a civilization, by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla ; translated by Philip A. Dennis

México profundo : reclaiming a civilization, by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla ; translated by Philip A. Dennis

Label
México profundo : reclaiming a civilization
Title
México profundo
Title remainder
reclaiming a civilization
Statement of responsibility
by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla ; translated by Philip A. Dennis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • This translation of a major work in Mexican anthropology argues that Mesoamerican civilization is an ongoing and undeniable force in contemporary Mexican life. 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. Their lives and ways of understanding the world continue to be rooted in Mesoamerican civilization. An ancient agricultural complex provides their food supply, and work is understood as a way of maintaining a harmonious relationship with the natural world. Health is related to human conduct, and community service is often part of each individual's life obligation. Time is circular, and humans fulfill their own cycle in relation to other cycles of the universe
  • Since the Conquest, Bonfil argues, the peoples of the Mexico profundo have been dominated by an "imaginary Mexico" imposed by the West. It is imaginary not because it does not exist, but because it denies the cultural reality lived daily by most Mexicans. 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. 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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bonfil Batalla, Guillermo
Index
index present
LC call number
F1210
LC item number
.B6613 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dennis, Philip Adams
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexique
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Indios de México
  • Indios de México
  • Gobierno, Resistencia al
  • Civilization
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indianen
  • Cultuur
  • Culturele identiteit
  • Indiens
  • Indiens
  • Gouvernement, résistence au
Label
México profundo : reclaiming a civilization, by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla ; translated by Philip A. Dennis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A Land of Millenarian Civilization -- 2. The Indian Recognized -- 3. De-Indianizing That Which Is Indian -- 4. The Problem of National Culture -- 5. The Colonial Order -- 6. Forging a Nation -- 7. Our (Revolutionized) Modern Times -- 8. The Paths of Indian Survival -- 9. The Nation We Have Today -- 10. Civilization and Alternatives
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 198 pages
Isbn
9780292708433
Lccn
95043407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33819666
  • (OCoLC)ocm33819666
Label
México profundo : reclaiming a civilization, by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla ; translated by Philip A. Dennis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A Land of Millenarian Civilization -- 2. The Indian Recognized -- 3. De-Indianizing That Which Is Indian -- 4. The Problem of National Culture -- 5. The Colonial Order -- 6. Forging a Nation -- 7. Our (Revolutionized) Modern Times -- 8. The Paths of Indian Survival -- 9. The Nation We Have Today -- 10. Civilization and Alternatives
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 198 pages
Isbn
9780292708433
Lccn
95043407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33819666
  • (OCoLC)ocm33819666

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