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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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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’. I fed them on rice and oatmeal, which Dowayos who never feed them at all found a huge extravagance. His descriptions of Africa and the Duwayo culture are superb, the writing flawless.

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. My intro book to anthropology. I though it was screamingly funny, and barlry been searching for the book to read again ever since.

El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (2 star ratings)

Cognac Legion rated it it was ok Aug 13, I felt very irritated at the beginning of his book. The result of this lack of fit is a brooding sense of insecurity only heightened by the vast aantropologo of rushing white people you meet everywhere.


June Barbrey rated it it was ok Apr 29, Several more calabashes followed. Tropical bats spend their entire time flying into obstacles with a horrible thudding noise.

El antropólogo inocente

Izzy rated it it was ok Apr 09, Hilarious at times too. 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. Published January antropokogo by Editorial Anagrama first published Return to Book Page.

No le sale nada pero le sale todo, comedia del absurdo df la vida real. 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.

Esteban rated it it was ok Jul 14, Gives a great impression of what field work for an ethnographer in the ‘s? Hay una Un libro sencillamente genial.

This book is filled with humor and revelation in equal measure. The book is an ethnography written for the general public. View all 3 comments. As the son of an anthropologist I found this an excellent account on what it is to be an anthropologist doing his mythical nlgel work”. It was refilled and passed to me. The words used make it easy to read and the content is fascinating.

The sight of the shelves of a supermarket groaning with super-abunance of food induces either nauseous revulsion or helpless dithering. There was nothing to be done; I drained it and gasped out my enjoyment. Trivia About The Innocent Anth Lists with This Book.


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El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (5 star ratings)

Sandra rated it it was ok Jun 13, A rare 5 stars to me. 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.

They specialize in slamming into walls and falling, fluttering onto your face. Though, it didn’t change my mind about going for archaeology haha. As my own ‘piece of equipment essential for the field’ I would strongly recommend a tennis racket: Barley — who survived boredom, disaster, illness and hostility — gives a wonderfully irreverent introduction to the life of a social anthropologist which nevertheless makes inspiring readi9ng.

Entre ellos y nosotros hay un par de diferencias culturales: There were many excellent anecdotes, but all far longer and more involved than I am motivated to type, so here are a couple of the shorter incidents: This book should appear to anyone who is interested in the sorts of things that can happen when one tries to spend time in an ‘alien’ community.