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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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 natropologo to hear about.

Tan humano y tan pintoresco. Woliver rated it it was ok Oct 01, But instead it’s a chaotic journey where what they came for is very often a husk of meaning and the trials and tribulations they face turn out to be more significant than sticking with the focus they started out with. Pastor Brown had taken the time to tell me that bats carried rabies. Return to Book Page.

Hay una Un libro sencillamente genial. Tropical bats spend their entire time flying into obstacles with a horrible thudding noise.

Some I bought, some were given to me. 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 any oats Doing field work is, as the author suggests early on, a kind of rite of passage for would-be anthropologists. 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.


El antropólogo inocente

Es sind jedoch wirklich nur ganz wenige Vorkommnisse, die man verschmerzen kann. While the details might not match, the “feel” certainly will. It wasn’t necessary to seek out the Dowayo in northern Cameroon. Patty L rated it nihel was ok Jun 30, From there onwards Barley shares his embarrassing situations, his frequent faux pas, and misunderstandings.

Anyone who has laid in an uncomfortable bed in a hut in a strange country wondering antropoloto they’ll survive the next bout of diarrhea and vomiting will recognize Barley’s misery as a result of local food and medical treatments.

My graduate school mentor gave me this book years ago after sntropologo read it, and I’m upset it took me this long to read it! Learning a little about Cameroon was an added bonus. Izzy rated it it was ok Apr 09, It is all false.

And the wonderful self-deprecation of the author will keep you in stitches the whole way through. Tamara rated it it was ok May 12, And obviously other readers also found it screamingly dl.

Books by Nigel Barley. I have experienced many of his African inocenre moments, but could never put it to words in the same humorous way. Cami rated it it was ok Mar 13, Yes, definitely I’ve changed my idea of humor. Not only is it the way to know a particular place and culture in depth, but it helps you to understand how all those other works lining the shelves of college libraries were brought to fruition.

Resistirlo yo, quiero decir, porque ya estaba en plan: His descriptions are indeed innocent but insightful.

Barley starts his book by ridiculing fieldwork, and academic life in general, while explaining that fieldwork is the natural progression from doctorates based on ‘library research’. 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.


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.

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There was nothing to be done; I drained it and gasped out my enjoyment. More power to him, sure, but then why complain about it? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Just a moment while we sign you in inocemte your Goodreads account. Sandra rated it it was ok Jul 01, Kindle Editionpages. Dana D rated it it was ok Mar 30, Probablemente la siguiente palabra que pronuncia es pardillo en dowayo, pero nunca lo sabremos.

El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (2 star ratings)

Es una historia real, cruda es incluso algo escalofriante si llegamos a pensar en como viven estas personas. Several more calabashes followed. Liabeth rated it it was ok Dec 16, Lists with This Book.

My intro book to anthropology. Javier rated it it was ok Feb 14, 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 A humorous yet touching account of the trials and tribulations of an anthropologist’s first time in the “bush.