El antropólogo inocente has ratings and reviews. Elena said: Nigel Barley se fue a Camerún y en un año tuvo hepatitis, malaria y unos parásitos. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , María Pía Poblete S. and others published Nigel Barley: El Antropólogo Inocente }. Nigel Barley moved into a mud hut with the intention of studying the customs and beliefs of the Dowayo people. He had not counted on the evasive nature of.

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Lists with This Book. It’s such a great book to get you fall in love with anthropology. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has found themselves living in a cross-cultural situation for an extended period of time. But, let’s face it, bywhen Nigel Narley set off for field work in Cameroon, the pattern of going off to some remote tribe or isolated people and trying to “re-construct” their whole culture for the edification of readers inocenre Ph.

Friends continue to collect matching French saucepans. It licked the calabash with relish. Lyrie rated it it was ok Sep 24, I would either go three times round the store and give up inocwnte attempt to decide, or buy vast quantities of the most luxurious goods and whimper with the terror that they would be snatched from me. No creo que hubiese sido capaz de resistirlo.

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This, along with selecting a location, takes a chapter, and forms the basis for the full extent of the book. The Innocent Anthropologist 2 books.

On the local beer. Izzy rated it it was ok Apr 09, Nix rated it it nlgel ok Sep 29, And the wonderful self-deprecation of the author will keep you in stitches the whole way through.

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 nothing else particularly interesting to do, he goes to Africa niel study the culture of the Dawayo people.

If you are looking to read anything about ethnography or anthropology that it’s not a proper textbook, antroopologo you should start with this one. Trivia About The Innocent Anth Sandra rated it it was ok Jun 13, At times I was unsure if I find the descriptions of Barley’s life in Cameroon racist or at least stereotyping.

El antropólogo inocente

However, this might be because he le This is an excellent book giving an honest account of how fieldwork often doesn’t go as planned.

This time around I didn’t find it amusing at all. Truly an enjoyable read and I look forward to Nigel Barley’s other writings A humorous yet touching account of the trials and tribulations of an anthropologist’s first time in the “bush.

One day, they began to lay. 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. As the son of an anthropologist I found this an excellent account on what it is to be an anthropologist doing his mythical ‘field work”.

Unlikely much ethnographic writing Barley is able to reflect on the impact of his own actions and presence in the field without turning it into a long-winded, esoteric exercise in navel-gazing. The book 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 nothing else particularly interesting to do, he goes to Africa to study the culture of the Dawayo people.


People who have been certain that they possess advanced knowledge because of their correct, advanced culture only to have that certainty shaken will recognize Barley’s bewilderment when things take place that support Dowayo culture or what most Westerners would call Dowayo superstition rather than Western culture for example, when a local rainchief is successful at making it rain on command Hay una segunda parte Una Plaga De Orugas: Woliver rated it it was ok Oct 01, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Sergio Uceda rated it it was ok Aug 06, Will definitely pull this book out again for stress relief, especially on rough African days Published January 11th by Editorial Anagrama first published Books by Nigel Barley. I may make my class read it. I have read this book 4 times. I’ve never really known much about anthropology, but I respect the profession a lot more after reading this memoir.

Seizing a calabash, they proceeded to wash it out in deference to my exotic sensibilities. No white man, at this time, had ever been known to touch beer.