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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 bwrley A humorous yet touching account of the trials and tribulations of an anthropologist’s first time in the “bush. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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There is enough fieldwork insight to antrkpologo the academician happy, but the stories and situations that Barley relates can definitely be rewarding for the average reader. This, along with selecting a location, takes a chapter, and forms the basis for the full extent of the book. 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.

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El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (5 star ratings)

It’s totally British, totally honest, and utterly candid. As a physical anthropologist myself going to Eastern Africa this summer I found it particularly special. At last, after a long time away, you have to re-enter your own culture with a vastly interesting experience behind you which almost no one wants to hear about. Lists with This Book. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


There was nothing to be done; I drained it and gasped out my enjoyment. Since most of ethnography is confusion, frustration, illness and loneliness, this is very entertaining.

My intro book to anthropology. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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 “re-construct” their whole culture for the edification of readers and Ph.

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barly 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. At times I was unsure if I find the descriptions of Barley’s life in Cameroon racist or at least stereotyping.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Some of the best, most honest, most powerful and moving story-telling is to be found in non-fiction, like this book by Nigel Barley, who as a young lecturer in anthropology traveled to Africa to spend 18 months doing fieldwork among the Dowayo in northern Cameroon.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Will definitely pull this book out again for stress relief, especially on rough African days The best introduction to the absurdity and rewards of ethnographic fieldwork that I have ever read. It licked the calabash with relish.


The result of this lack of fit is a brooding sense of insecurity only heightened by the vast numbers of rushing white people you meet everywhere. And the wonderful self-deprecation of the author will keep nogel in stitches the whole way through. Niel, bad or weird foods, illness, transport problems, heat, lack of sex Everyone regarded me, beaming expectantly. 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 particularly interesting to do, he goes to Africa to study the culture of the Dawayo people.

However, this might be because he le This is an excellent book giving an honest account of how fieldwork often doesn’t go as planned. If you are looking to read anything about ethnography or anthropology that it’s not a proper textbook, then you should start with this one.


This is an utterly hilarious account of an anthropologist going off into his first field assignment in Cameroon. The Innocent Anthropologist 2 books. The perfect antidote to the pretentious, arid novel I just finished reading which so many people on Goodreads raved about