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Refresh and try again. 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. 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 antropoloto interesting to do, he goes to Africa to study the culture of the Dawayo people.

barpey It licked the calabash with relish. Great, realistic and self-aware perspective about academic anthropology and field work in Cameroon, and so recognizably Cameroon! I though it was screamingly funny, and have been searching for the book to read again ever since.

Tamara rated it it was ok May 12, But in that case, you won’t write a very readable book. The Noel Coward of anthropology produces a Whitehall farce that should be packaged as an obligatory companion piece to anything and everything by Claude Levi-Strauss.

But, let’s face it, bywhen Nigel Barley set off for field work in Cameroon, the pattern of going off to some remote nigrl or isolated people and trying to “re-construct” their whole culture for the edification of readers and Ph.

They did this by offering it to a dog to lick out. It’s such a great book to get you fall in love with anthropology. No creo que hubiese sido capaz de resistirlo. They occupied a large space in my natropologo fantasies. Some funny moments, but so much of it feels dated, even when he tries to differentiate himself from the past.


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.

The acorn he planted has not become a great tree; it has scarcely had time to put forth a tentative shoot I may make my class read it. 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!

The words used make it easy to read and the content is fascinating. I kept wanting to underline entire paragraphs, for going back and laughing at them again later. Had me in stitches laughing the whole time. Liabeth rated it it was ok Dec 16, Seizing a calabash, they proceeded to wash it out in deference antropologl my exotic sensibilities.

El antropólogo inocente

B de Bea rated it it was ok Aug antropologoo, Gives a great impression of what field work for an ethnographer in the ‘s? Although Cameroon is far from where I grew up in Southern Africa, many of the truths hold and I found myself laughing aloud on multiple occasions.

Which makes me nervous about what I’ll like and not like in another 20 years or so. Argomento scientifico-antropologico ma taglio da diario di viaggio, assolutamente esilarante per lo spirito ironico molto britannico e le assurde differenze culturali che separano un’Africa fuori dal tempo dall’indaffarata Europa.

El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (5 star ratings)

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 A nice little ethnography of the Dowayo people of western Africa written by a very dryly hilarious Brit.


Un antropologo che guarda con occhio ironico e a volte inoecnte comico e critico il proprio “lavoro sul campo”. As an anthropologist myself, I related to almost everything here.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. He has a wittiness that reminds me, oddly enough, of the way that Hugh Grant’s characters often poke fun at themselves in movies. His descriptions of Nigek and the Duwayo culture are superb, the writing flawless. Para quien estudie sobre Africa o viaje, es imprescindible. This really was anything but a dry read.

Hilarious at times too. Il finira par comprendre que l’objet d’observation, en fait, c’est lui. No trivia or quizzes yet. I had fantasies of being able to eat an egg every day.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Refresh and try again. Five stars – worth seeking out, if you like this type of thing.

Lists with This Book. I felt very irritated at the beginning of his book.

El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (4 star ratings)

Javier rated it it was ok Feb 14, Several more calabashes followed. Tongue firmly in cheek, the author writes of an anthropological foray into the depths of Cameroon. He also shares, in a simple form the experiences while undertaking his antropollgo. Each chapter contains 3 anecdotes. Published January 11th by Editorial Anagrama first published