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Learning a little about Cameroon was an added bonus. You have to sort out good informants from niegl, misleading information and wrong information from good. I have experienced many of his African village moments, but could never put it to words in the same humorous way. He also shares, in a simple form the experiences while undertaking his research. Much contemporary anthropology is dreadfully written and seems to be more aimed at appealing academics rather than students or the public.

Oh, it was funny. Great, realistic and self-aware perspective about academic anthropology and field work in Cameroon, and so recognizably Cameroon! This time around I didn’t find it amusing at all. In selecting a location, Barley had narrowed it down to Portuguese Timor, until just as the academic If you enjoy this type inocemte humour which I do, obviouslywhich I guess is a self deprecating British humour.

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El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (2 star ratings)

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. While the traveller has been away questioning his most basic assumptions, life has continued sweetly unruffled. They plan a large role in the demonology of the subject, beside self-righteous administrators and exploitative colonials. Refresh and try again.


View all 3 comments. It licked the calabash with relish. Tropical bats spend their entire time flying into obstacles with a horrible thudding noise. Julia rated it it was ok Nov 12, From there onwards Barley shares his embarrassing situations, his frequent faux pas, and misunderstandings.

El antropólogo inocente

My graduate school mentor gave me this book years ago after she read it, and I’m upset it took me this long to read it! They specialize in slamming into walls and falling, fluttering onto your face. Helen Meads rated it it was ok Jul 11, 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.

It was refilled and passed to me. Refresh and try again. Other researchers will rejoice in and understand Barley’s excitement and near giddiness at his scientific breakthroughs.

When he returns, on a few months have elapsed.

Dowayo dogs are not beautiful at the best of times; this one was particularly loathsome, emaciated, open wounds on its ears where flies feasted, huge distended ticks hanging from its belly. Perhaps my idea of what’s funny has been transmagorified over time. There was nothing to be done; I drained it and gasped out my enjoyment.

No white man, at this time, had ever been known to touch beer. I absolutely adored this book and recommend it to anyone who has spent time in Africa.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I re-read it every few years and it makes me laugh every time. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Desde el, mal llamado, primer mundo, nos hemos acostumbrado a ver todo bajo un prisma, pero ese no es el problema, seguramente lo peor es que no admitimos que hay otras maneras de ver las cosas, ni mejores ni peores, simplemente distintas.


It loved his dry British humor, his mockery of his own profession, and the endless stories which seem universally African. His descriptions are indeed innocent but insightful.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Anyone who has spent any kind of time dealing with the bureaucracy of visas and internation My graduate school mentor gave me this book years ago after she read it, and I’m upset it took me this long to read it!

El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (5 star ratings)

B de Bea rated it it was ok Aug 27, Return to Book Page. Several more calabashes followed. Entre ellos y nosotros hay ep par de diferencias culturales: But, let’s face it, bywhen Nigel Barley set off for field work in Cameroon, the pattern of going off to some inocenet tribe or isolated people and trying to “re- Barley avoids sowing any oats Doing field work is, as the author suggests early on, a kind of rite of passage for would-be anthropologists.

Trivia About The Innocent Anth To view it, click here. Probablemente la siguiente palabra que pronuncia es pardillo en dowayo, pero nunca lo sabremos.

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