Forjando patria : pro-nacionalismo = Forging a nation
- by Manuel Gamio ; translated and with an introduction by Fernando Armstrong-Fumero.
- Uniform Title
- Forjando patria. English
- English. Translated from the Spanish.
- Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, ©2010.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xiv, 176 pages) : illustrations
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Forjando Patria
- Patrias and nationalities of Latin America
- The department of anthropology
- The redemption of the indigenous class
- Prejudices against the indigenous race and its history
- Sociology and government
- Knowledge of the population
- Some considerations on statistics
- The work of art in Mexico
- The concept of pre-Hispanic art
- Art and science in the period of independence
- Department of fine arts
- There is no prehistory!
- Synthetic concept of archaeology
- The values of history
- Revision of the Latin American constitutions
- Our laws and our legislators
- Politics and its values
- Our religious transition
- Our Catholics
- Our intellectual culture
- The concept of culture
- Language and our country
- National literature
- Our women
- The national seal
- Capacity for work
- Our national industry
- Of Yankee and Mexican metalism
- Spain and the Spanish
- Integral education
- The editorial department
- Three nationalist problems.
- "Often considered the father of anthropological studies in Mexico, Manuel Gamio originally published Forjando Patria in 1916. This groundbreaking manifesto for a national anthropology of Mexico summarizes the key issues in the development of anthropology as an academic discipline and the establishment of an active field of cultural politics in Mexico. Written during the upheaval of the Mexican Revolution, the book has now been translated into English for the first time." "Armstrong-Fumero's translation allows readers to develop a more nuanced understanding of this foundational work, which is often misrepresented in contemporary critical analyses. As much about national identity as anthropology, this text gives Anglophone readers access to a particular set of topics that have been mentioned extensively in secondary literature but are rarely discussed with a sense of their original context. Forjando Patria also reveals the many textual ambiguities that can lend themselves to different interpretations." "The book highlights the history and development of Mexican anthropology and archaeology at a time when scholars in the United States are increasingly recognizing the importance of cross-cultural collaboration with their Mexican colleagues. It will be of interest to anthropologists and archaeologists studying the region, as well as those involved in the history of the discipline."--Jacket.
- Publication date
- Title Variation
- Forging a nation
- 9781607320418 (electronic bk.)
- 160732041X (electronic bk.)
- 9780870819667 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
- 0870819666 (hardcover ; alk. paper)