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Un libro sencillamente genial. 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!

Great because he manages inocwnte simultaneously a take nobody, including himself, too seriously, b convey a ton of ethnographic information, and c be funny. In selecting a location, Barley had narrowed it down to Portuguese Timor, until just as the academic If you enjoy this type of humour which I do, obviouslywhich I guess is a self deprecating British humour.

The great dishonesty lies aantropologo exporting to the Third World systems of thought that the West itself has largely discarded.

Resistirlo yo, quiero decir, porque ya estaba en plan: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Pastor Brown had taken the time to tell me that bats carried rabies.

This book should appear to anyone who is interested in the sorts of things that can happen when one tries to spend time in an ‘alien’ community. As a physical anthropologist myself going to Eastern Africa this summer I found it particularly special. Anyone who has laid in an uncomfortable bed in a hut in a strange country wondering if they’ll survive the next bout of diarrhea and vomiting will recognize Barley’s misery as a result of local food and medical treatments.


And it is extremely funny. Everyone regarded me, beaming expectantly. 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. As my own ‘piece of equipment essential for the field’ I would strongly recommend a tennis racket; it is devastatingly effective in clearing a room of bats.

The author, Nigel Barley, is a British anthropologist who decides that in order to have true anthropology street cred, he needs to do some fieldwork. Barley lays bare the fairly selfish and sometimes wrong-headed motivations of anthropologists from the beginning of the book, but his fieldwork is clearly thorough and complete. Hilarious account of anthropologist Nigel Barley’s 18 months with the deeply peculiar Dowayo tribe in Cameroon.

The Innocent Anthropologist 2 books. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Surprisingly funny, interesting and an easy read. Dowayo chickens, on the whole, are scrawny, wretched things; eating them is rather like eating an Airfix model of a Tiger Moth. One day, they began to lay. You have to sort out good informants from bad, misleading information and wrong information from good.

Instead he is able to be self-deprecating and humorous in a way that few anthropologists are.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. No trivia or quizzes yet. Absolutely lovely, funny, even addictive. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. As an anthropologist myself, I related to almost everything here.

If you enjoy this type of humour which Inocrnte do, obviouslywhich I guess is a self deprecating British humour.


El antropólogo inocente

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Un antropologo che guarda con occhio ironico e a volte decisamente comico e critico il proprio “lavoro sul campo”. Por ejemplo, Barley descubre un nido de escorpiones en su choza y sale chillando y agitando los brazos en dowayo aproximativo “bestias de fuego, bestias de fuego! They plan a large role in the demonology of the subject, beside self-righteous administrators and exploitative colonials.

This, A nice little ethnography of the Dowayo people of western Africa written by a very dryly hilarious Brit. 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.

Es una historia real, cruda es incluso algo escalofriante si llegamos a pensar en como viven estas personas. A few minor references from French colonial administrators, and some missionary contact established that they were interesting: Some of the best, most honest, most powerful and moving story-telling is to be found in non-fiction, like this book by Nigel Barley, who as a young lecturer in anthropology traveled to Africa to spend 18 months doing fieldwork among the Dowayo in northern Cameroon.

There were many excellent anecdotes, but all far longer and more involved than I am motivated to type, so here are a couple of the shorter incidents: Gives a great impression of what field work for an ethnographer in the ‘s? There was nothing to be done; I drained it and gasped out my enjoyment.

It is all false.