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The words used make it easy to read and the content is fascinating. I have read this book 4 times. Woliver rated it it was ok Oct 01, Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Kerstin rated it it was ok Jan 09, When he returns, on a few months have elapsed. As my own ‘piece of equipment essential for the field’ I would strongly recommend a tennis racket: Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

Tropical bats spend their entire time flying into obstacles with a horrible thudding noise. Open Preview See a Problem? The great dishonesty lies in exporting to the Third World systems of thought antropllogo the West itself has largely discarded. I’ve never really known much about anthropology, but I respect the profession a lot more after reading this memoir.

I suppose I’ve changed obviously the book didn’t. Por nigle, que no quede. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

El antropólogo inocente by Nigel Barley (4 star ratings)

The Innocent Anthropologist 2 books. Lots of people went to urban or agricultural societies, did research on less all-encompassing subjects and still turned up with interesting results. As the son of an anthropologist I found this an excellent account on what it is to be an anthropologist doing his mythical ‘field work”.


Open Preview See a Problem? Some I bought, some were given to me. Lists with This Book. Anyone who has spent any kind of time dealing with the bureaucracy of visas and internation My graduate school mentor gave me this book years ago after she read it, and I’m upset it took me this long to read it!

There was nothing to be done; I drained it and gasped out my enjoyment. Some inpcente anthropologists seem to regard Barley’s work as a bit of a joke.

El antropólogo inocente

Izzy rated it it was ok Apr 09, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I can only assume his 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.

Hands down one of the best books I’ve ever read. And in trying physical conditions, when people have absolutely no idea about what you are doing, it’s even more difficult.

No white man, at this time, had ever been known to touch beer.

Insects, bad or weird foods, illness, transport problems, heat, lack of sex Books by Nigel Barley. He also shares, in a simple form the experiences while undertaking his research.

Refresh and try again. 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.

Javier rated it it was ok Feb 14, I absolutely adored this book and recommend it to anyone who has spent time in Africa. It’s raw, dead honest, 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.


Some of the best, most honest, most niocente and moving story-telling is to be found ngiel 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. Everyone should read this before immersing oneself into a foreign culture.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Some funny moments, but so much of it feels dated, even when he tries to differentiate himself from the past. Barle white man, at this time, had ever been known to touch beer.

Inocentr occupied a large space in my fevered fantasies. Gives a great impression of what field work for an ethnographer in the ‘s? They did this by offering it to a dog to lick out. There was nothing to be done; I drained it and gasped out my enjoyment. 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’.

Para quien estudie sobre Africa o viaje, es imprescindible. But in that case, you won’t write a very readable book.