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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El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (2 star ratings)

No trivia or quizzes yet. We cannot thank Nigel Barley enough for having showed us the backstage of the hocus A rare 5 stars to me. This, along with selecting a location, takes a chapter, and forms the basis for the full extent of the book. June Barbrey rated it it was ok Apr 29, The Innocent Anthropologist 1.

El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (4 star ratings)

It’s raw, dead nigell, and it shows how against all odds, casually, almost by accident, with patience, gentle coaxing and a good dose of humour, there can be some useful insight gained from the society the stranger goes to live in.

Published January 11th by Editorial Anagrama first published Other books in the series. It licked the calabash with relish. Anyone who has spent any kind of time dealing with the bureaucracy of visas and international research or who has tried to make sincere sense of a foreign culture will recognize Barley’s frustration a frustration he portrays in a hilarious simplicity. Kerstin rated it it was ok Jan 09, From there onwards Barley shares his embarrassing situations, his frequent faux pas, and misunderstandings.


And obviously other readers also found it screamingly funny. Dana D inocentd it it was ok Mar 30, Wie wird es ihm in Afrika ergehen? He settles on spending 18 months with the Dowayo of Cameroon in western Africa. And it is extremely funny. Very amusing piece of work. Everyone regarded me, beaming expectantly.

At last, after a long time away, you have to re-enter your own culture with a vastly interesting nogel behind you which almost no one wants to hear about. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Entre ellos y nosotros hay un par de diferencias culturales: The book is laugh-out-loud funny, but underneath it asks serious questions about the field of anthropology. Books by Nigel Barley. Instead he is able to be self-deprecating and humorous in a way that few anthropologists are. Since most of ethnography is confusion, frustration, illness and loneliness, this is very entertaining.

And in trying physical conditions, when people have absolutely no idea about what you are doing, it’s even more difficult. At times I was unsure if I find the descriptions of Barley’s life in Cameroon racist or at least stereotyping. On my very first visit to a Dowayo beer party, this was put severely to the test.

Several more calabashes followed. The best introduction to the absurdity and rewards of ethnographic fieldwork that I have ever read. But in that case, you won’t write a very readable book.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Once he gets through the urban bureaucracy, though, I liked the way he honestly sets out the basic problem of field workyou aren’t sure what you are doing, you aren’t sure where you need to go next, and you wonder if anything you’re doing is meaningful.

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. A nice little ethnography of the Dowayo people of western Africa written by a very dryly hilarious Brit.

More power to him, sure, but then why complain about it?

El antropólogo inocente

They did this by offering it to a dog to lick out. Other books in the series.

If you enjoy this type of humour which I do, obviouslywhich I guess is a self deprecating British humour. Desde el, inocentee 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. Kevin rated it it was ok Oct 10,