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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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Five stars – worth seeking out, if you like this type of thing. 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.

But, OK, he did choose them.

Sandra rated it it was ok Jul 01, Kindle Editionpages. Lists with This Book. 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.

While the details might not match, the “feel” certainly will. Desopilante, entre otras, la escena en la que es acosado por una mujer en la puerta de una precaria ducha Some I bought, some were given to me. Nix rated it it was ok Sep 29, It loved his dry British humor, his mockery of his own profession, and the endless stories which seem universally African.

Books by Nigel Barley. I felt very irritated at the beginning of his book. And the wonderful self-deprecation of the author will keep you in stitches the whole way through. He also shares, in a simple form the experiences while undertaking his research.


El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (5 star ratings)

It was refilled and passed to me. Tropical bats spend their entire time flying into niyel with a horrible thudding noise. Inenarrable la escena en el dentista o los diferentes encuentros con la burocracia africana. Books by Nigel Barley. An enjoyable and informative recollection of ethnography and all that can – and – will go wrong as well as the appreciation of what the West is against the backdrop of what the Third World is.

Karolina rated it it was ok Mar 04, The book is laugh-out-loud funny, but underneath it asks serious questions about the field of anthropology. This is an utterly hilarious account of an anthropologist going off into his first field assignment in Cameroon. But, let’s face it, bywhen Nigel Barley set off for field work in Cameroon, the pattern of going off to some remote tribe or isolated people and trying to df 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.

If you would like to read an honest and sometimes amusing account of doing field work, you could do far worse than get hold of this book.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The perfect antidote to the pretentious, arid novel I just finished reading which so many people on Goodreads raved about Everyone should read this before immersing oneself into a foreign culture. Perhaps my idea of what’s funny has been transmagorified over time.


I re-read it every few years and it makes me laugh every time. No le sale nada pero le sale todo, comedia del absurdo garley la vida real.

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Hay una segunda parte Una Plaga De Orugas: Interesting and fun to read. 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.

El antropólogo inocente

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. There was nothing to be done; I drained it and gasped out my enjoyment.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. Since most of ethnography is confusion, frustration, illness and loneliness, this is very entertaining.