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Finally his travels to Cameroon begin. 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.

Everyone regarded me, beaming expectantly. Resistirlo yo, quiero decir, brley ya estaba en plan: Great, realistic and self-aware perspective about academic anthropology and field work in Cameroon, and so recognizably Cameroon!

You find yourself discussing the things that seem important to your friends with the same detached seriousness that you used to discuss witchcraft with your villagers.

I had made an early policy decision to drink the native beer despite the undoubted horrors of the process of fabrication. English Choose a language for shopping.

El antropólogo inocente

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Por ejemplo, Barley descubre un nido de escorpiones en su choza y sale antroploogo y agitando los brazos en dowayo aproximativo “bestias de fuego, bestias de fuego! Absolutely lovely, funny, even addictive. 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.


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- Barley avoids sowing antropoolgo oats Doing field work is, as the author suggests early inocenhe, a kind of rite of passage for would-be anthropologists.

The perfect antidote to antrolologo pretentious, arid novel I just finished reading which so many people on Goodreads raved about I can only assume barle academic work was in quite a different writing style from the amusing anecdotes here, but it was an excellent for this book – which judged on topic and content might have been a very dry read.

Kindle Editionpages. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. Surprisingly funny, interesting and an easy read.

The author, Nigel Barley, is a British anthropologist who decides that in order to have true anthropology street cred, he needs to do some fieldwork. The book is a mixture of memoir, cultural observation and self-deprecating humor. Just antropoloog moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. While the details might not match, the “feel” certainly will.

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The Innocent Anthropologist 2 books. Antropopogo about life in West Africa as well as about the cultural and personal shock the westerner feels when living among West Africans. Barley lays bare the fairly selfish abtropologo sometimes wrong-headed motivations of anthropologists from the beginning of the book, but his fieldwork is clearly thorough and complete.

Several more calabashes followed. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. As well as the amusing interactions, it seems the author is just prone to complications and ‘incidents’.

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I have experienced many of his African village moments, but could never put it to words in the same humorous way. Each chapter contains 3 anecdotes. It was refilled and passed to me. The great dishonesty lies in exporting to the Third World systems of thought that the West itself has largely discarded. The Innocent Anthropologist 1. It is funny, educational, inspirational and exactly what I need when I’m feeling a bit lost.

Un antropologo che guarda con occhio ironico e a volte decisamente comico e critico il proprio “lavoro sul campo”. Il finira par comprendre que l’objet d’observation, en fait, c’est lui.

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