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You find yourself discussing the things that seem important to your friends with the same detached seriousness that you used to discuss witchcraft with your villagers. Yes, definitely I’ve changed my idea of humor.

But instead it’s a chaotic journey where what they came for is very often a husk of meaning and the trials and tribulations they face turn out to be more significant than sticking with the focus they started out with. The Innocent Anthropologist 2 books. Hay una segunda parte Una Plaga De Orugas: Insects, bad or weird foods, illness, transport problems, heat, lack of sex Other books in the series.

The Innocent Anthropologist 1. Everyone should read this before immersing oneself into a foreign culture. Some I bought, some were given to me. A humorous yet touching account of the trials and tribulations of an anthropologist’s first time in the “bush. This, A nice little ethnography of the Dowayo people of western Africa written by a very dryly hilarious Ajtropologo. On my very first visit to a Dowayo beer party, this was put severely to the test. Tongue firmly in cheek, the author bwrley of an anthropological foray into the depths of Cameroon.

El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (4 star ratings)

Refresh and try again. It’s such a great book to get you fall in love with anthropology. It is funny, educational, inspirational and exactly what I need when I’m feeling a bit lost. I remember thinki9ng it was hysterically funny when Dr.


El antropólogo inocente

We cannot thank Nigel Barley enough for having showed us the backstage of the hocus A rare 5 stars to me. Goodreads helps you barey track of books you want to read. The best introduction to the absurdity and rewards of ethnographic fieldwork that I have ever read. My intro book to anthropology. Tropical bats spend their entire time flying into obstacles with a horrible thudding noise.

Given that I had to read it for class – so it’s not a book that I would have bought on my own will, it did surprise me how much I liked it. Woliver rated it it was ok Oct 01, Books by Nigel Antripologo. Barley lays bare the fairly selfish and sometimes wrong-headed motivations of anthropologists from the beginning of the book, but his fieldwork bagley clearly thorough and complete.

Barley — “Studying a little-known tribe in the Cameroons was the author’s first experience dl fieldwork — and very nearly his last. He knew how fieldwork should be conducted, but, as he rapidly discovered, the theory did not knocente into account the elusive nature of Dowayo society, which refused to conform to the rules. B de Bea rated it it was ok Aug 27, There was nothing to be done; I drained it and gasped out my enjoyment.

Here are a few of my favorites: Return to Book Page. I have read this book 4 times. Want to Read saving…. It was refilled and passed to me.

I suppose I’ve changed obviously the book didn’t. Nigel Barley isn’t sure he wants to do actual fieldwork as an anthropologist, but since it seems to be expected, and he’s got inocnete else particularly interesting to do, he goes to Africa to study the culture of the Dawayo people.


Julia rated it it was ok Nov 12, I’ve never really known much about anthropology, but I respect the profession a lot more after reading this memoir.

Lyrie rated it it was ok Sep 24, Want to Njgel Currently Reading Read. Las aventuras y desventuras de Nigel Barley han sido un maravilloso descubrimiento. Several more calabashes followed. The great dishonesty lies in exporting to the Third World systems of thought that the West itself has largely discarded.

At times I was unsure if I find the descriptions of Barley’s life in Cameroon racist or at least stereotyping. Several more calabashes followed. While inocnete details might not match, the “feel” certainly will. Luxor rated it it was ok Aug 05, Everyone regarded me, beaming expectantly.

I can only assume his academic work was in quite a different writing style from the amusing anecdotes here, but it was an excellent for this book – which judged on topic and content might have been a very dry read.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As an anthropologist myself, I related to almost everything here. As my own ‘piece of equipment essential barlwy the field’ I would strongly recommend a tennis racket; it is devastatingly effective in clearing a antropolpgo of bats.

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