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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Probablemente la siguiente palabra que pronuncia es pardillo en dowayo, pero nunca lo sabremos. Oh, it was funny.

Dana D rated it it was ok Mar 30, Para quien estudie sobre Africa o viaje, es imprescindible. On my very first visit to a Dowayo beer party, this was put severely to the test.

Each chapter contains 3 anecdotes. Since most of ethnography is confusion, frustration, illness and loneliness, this is very entertaining. Everyone regarded me, beaming expectantly. I had made an early policy decision to drink the native beer despite the undoubted horrors of the process of fabrication. Well it is still funny, but not in the same way or intensity as I remembered it. Un antropologo che guarda con occhio ironico e a volte decisamente comico e critico il proprio “lavoro sul campo”.

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. Everyone should read this before immersing oneself into a foreign culture.

El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (2 star ratings)

Mainly because of how much it made me think about my own environment. A humorous yet touching account of the trials and tribulations of an anthropologist’s first time in the “bush. This is an utterly hilarious account of an anthropologist going off into his first field assignment in Cameroon.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. Published January 11th by Editorial Anagrama first published Several more calabashes followed. However, this might be because he lets the cat out of the bag by suggesting in his own tale that fieldwork is not the scientific, detached, coherent endeavour some would have us believe.

But I came to the conclusion that they are not, because he applies the same kind of irony to Europeans and Africans alike.

El antropólogo inocente

Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Yes, definitely I’ve changed my idea of humor.

Tan humano y tan pintoresco. Tropical bats spend their entire time flying into obstacles with a horrible thudding noise. Want to Read saving….

El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (4 star ratings)

No white man, at this time, had ever been known to touch beer. More power to him, sure, but then why complain about it? Hilarious account of anthropologist Nigel Barley’s 18 months with the deeply peculiar Dowayo tribe in Cameroon. 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.

It licked the calabash with relish. It was refilled and passed to me. 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.

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! Books by Nigel Barley. If you enjoy this type of humour which I do, obviouslywhich I guess is a self deprecating British humour. Absolutely lovely, funny, even addictive. 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.

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It licked the anfropologo with relish. The book is laugh-out-loud funny, but underneath it asks serious questions about the field of anthropology. They did this by offering it to a dog to lick out. I think the best part of the whole thing was his comment on getting language slightly wrong and saying very politely to an honorable woman, “Hi, so nice to see you, you cuXX. It’s totally British, totally honest, and utterly candid.

And obviously other readers also found it screamingly funny. 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”. The book is a mixture of memoir, cultural observation and self-deprecating humor.

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: The acorn he planted has not become a great tree; it has scarcely had time to put forth inocentte tentative shoot Es una historia real, cruda es incluso algo escalofriante si llegamos a pensar en como viven estas personas.

Luxor rated it it was ok Aug 05, As my own ‘piece of equipment essential for the field’ I would strongly recommend a tennis racket; it is antdopologo effective in clearing a room of bats. Enlighting about life in West Africa as well as about the cultural and personal shock the westerner feels when living among West Africans.