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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Las aventuras y desventuras de Nigel Barley han sido un maravilloso descubrimiento. 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”.

I kept wanting to underline entire paragraphs, for going back and laughing at them again later. Books by Nigel Barley. Inenarrable la escena en el dentista o los diferentes encuentros con la burocracia africana. Hay una segunda parte Una Plaga De Orugas: There is enough fieldwork insight to keep the academician happy, but the stories and situations that Barley relates can definitely be rewarding for the average reader.

Several more calabashes followed. The Innocent Anthropologist 1. As a physical anthropologist myself going to Eastern Africa this summer I found it particularly special. Il finira par comprendre que l’objet d’observation, en fait, c’est lui. Javier rated it barly was ok Feb 14, It was refilled and passed to me.

Tongue firmly in cheek, the author writes of an anthropological foray into the depths of Cameroon.

When he returns, on a few months have elapsed. But I came to the conclusion that they are not, because he applies the same kind of irony to Europeans and Africans alike. Some funny moments, but so much of it feels dated, even when he tries to differentiate himself from the past. Surprisingly funny, interesting and an easy read.


El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (5 star ratings)

This book is filled with humor and revelation in equal measure. Esteban rated it it was ok Jul 14, This is an utterly hilarious account of an anthropologist going off into his first field assignment in Cameroon.

I have experienced many of his African village moments, but could never put it to words in the same humorous way. 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.

Trivia About The Innocent Anth It licked the calabash with relish.

Books by Nigel Barley. 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 Several more calabashes followed.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This time around I didn’t find it amusing at all.

It licked the calabash with relish. Want to Read saving…. We cannot thank Nigel Barley enough for having showed us the backstage of the hocus A rare 5 stars to me. 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. Woliver rated it it was ok Oct 01, Since most of ethnography is confusion, frustration, illness and loneliness, this is very entertaining.


I re-read it every few years and it makes me laugh every time. Cognac Legion rated it it was ok Antropoloho 13, Karolina rated it it was ok Mar 04, On the local beer.

El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (4 star ratings)

It loved his dry British humor, his mockery of his own profession, and the endless stories which seem universally African. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has found themselves living in a inocene situation for an extended period of time. Lists with This Book. Very amusing piece of work. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I though it was screamingly funny, and have been searching for the book to read again ever since.

Tengo miedo de que chiste repetido salga podrido. The only intellectually respectable response to a tin rattled in one’s face by someone collecting for missionary work is a reasoned refutation of the whole concept of missionary interference I have read this book 4 bafley.

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El antropólogo inocente

And the wonderful self-deprecation of the author will keep you in stitches the whole way through. Finally, anyone interested in learning about another culture and open-minded antrooologo to entertain the thought that they might not have a monopoly on the best way to live will like this book as much as I did.

No white man, at this time, had ever been known to touch beer. Everyone should read this before immersing oneself into a foreign culture. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Interesting and fun to read.