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Las aventuras y desventuras de Nigel Barley han sido un maravilloso descubrimiento. Inenarrable la escena en el dentista o los diferentes encuentros con la burocracia africana.

We cannot thank Nigel Barley enough for having showed us the backstage of the hocus A rare 5 stars to me. 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.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Given that I had to read it for class – so it’s not a book that I would have bought on my own will, it did surprise me how much I liked it. 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.

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. Five stars – worth seeking out, if you like this type of thing.

Absolutely lovely, funny, even addictive. Hands down one of the best books I’ve ever read.


Gives a great impression of what field work for an ethnographer in the ‘s? The acacia at the foot of the lawn continues to come along nicely. Por saber, que no quede. Anyone who has spent any kind of time dealing with the bureaucracy of visas and international research or who has tried to make sincere sense of a foreign culture will recognize Barley’s frustration a frustration he portrays in a hilarious simplicity.


Tropical bats spend their entire time flying into obstacles with a horrible thudding noise. 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.

His descriptions are indeed innocent but insightful. The book is an ethnography written for the general public.

Amazing book, even for someone with outside interest in the field. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Explore the Home Gift Guide.

In selecting a location, Barley had narrowed it down to Portuguese Timor, until just as the academic If you enjoy this type of humour which I do, obviouslywhich I guess is a self deprecating British humour. Insects, bad or weird foods, illness, transport problems, heat, lack of sex Un antropologo che guarda con occhio ironico e a volte decisamente comico e inocenet il proprio “lavoro antropoologo campo”.

Open Preview See a Problem? Entre ellos y nosotros hay un par de diferencias culturales: 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. Write a customer review. Everyone regarded me, beaming expectantly. View all 3 comments. You have to sort out good informants from bad, misleading information and wrong information from good.

There was nothing to be done; I drained it and gasped out my enjoyment. No creo que hubiese sido capaz de resistirlo.

El antropólogo inocente

The book is laugh-out-loud funny, but underneath it asks serious questions about the field of anthropology. 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.


Other books in the series. The author, with a mild case of Malaria returns to his hut in the village – with the holes in the roof.

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: Published January 11th by Editorial Anagrama first published Hilarious at times too. Several more calabashes followed.

I had made an early policy decision to drink the native beer despite the undoubted horrors of the process of fabrication.

Books by Nigel Barley. Once he gets through the urban bureaucracy, though, I liked the way he honestly sets out the basic problem of field workyou aren’t sure what you are doing, you aren’t sure where you need to go next, and you wonder if anything you’re doing is meaningful.

Barleg loved his dry British humor, his mockery of his own profession, and the endless stories which seem universally African. I had fantasies of being able to eat an egg every day.

A rare 5 stars to me. The best introduction to the absurdity and rewards of ethnographic fieldwork that I have ever read. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Only his closest friends have noticed he has been away at all Probablemente la siguiente palabra que pronuncia es pardillo en dowayo, pero nunca lo sabremos. Anyone who jnocente 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!

It is all false.