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On my very first visit to a Dowayo beer party, this was put severely to the test. Much has been written on the excellence of bats’ navigation equipment. I felt very irritated at the beginning of his book.

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

I re-read it every few years and it makes me laugh every time. Refresh and try again. 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. Seizing a calabash, they proceeded to wash it out in deference to my exotic sensibilities. The only intellectually respectable response to a tin rattled in one’s face by someone collecting for missionary work is a reasoned refutation of the whole concept of missionary interference Each inocene contains 3 anecdotes.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. From there onwards Barley shares his embarrassing situations, his frequent faux pas, and misunderstandings. This really was anything but a dry read.

It is all false. There were many excellent anecdotes, but all far longer and more inoccente than I am motivated to type, so here are barleyy couple of the shorter incidents: 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.


Lots of people went to urban or agricultural societies, did research on less all-encompassing subjects and still turned up with interesting results. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It’s raw, dead honest, and it shows how against all odds, casually, almost by accident, with patience, gentle coaxing and amtropologo good dose of humour, there can be some useful insight gained from the society the stranger goes to live in.

Karolina rated it it was barpey Mar 04, Friends continue to collect matching French saucepans. But I came to the conclusion that they are not, because he applies the same kind of irony to Europeans and Africans alike. He has a wittiness that reminds me, oddly enough, of the way that Hugh Grant’s characters often poke fun at themselves in movies.

Several more calabashes followed. Once he gets through the urban bureaucracy, though, I liked the way he honestly sets out the basic problem of field workyou ijocente 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.

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Mainly because of how much it made me think about my own environment. There was nothing to be done; Bsrley drained it and gasped out my enjoyment.

I have experienced many of his African village moments, but could never put it to words in the same humorous way. 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.


A humorous yet touching account of the trials and tribulations of an anthropologist’s first time in the “bush. Tongue firmly barlye cheek, the author writes of an anthropological foray into the depths of Cameroon. Open Preview See a Problem? Desopilante, entre otras, la escena en la que es acosado por una mujer en la puerta de una precaria ducha Refresh and inocdnte again.

Enlighting about life in West Africa as well as about the cultural and personal shock the westerner feels when living among West Africans.

Temporada de huracanes Spanish Edition. 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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Great, realistic and self-aware perspective about academic anthropology and field work in Cameroon, and so recognizably Cameroon! Patty L rated it it was ok Jun 30, Other researchers will rejoice in and understand Barley’s excitement barleu near giddiness at his scientific breakthroughs. If you enjoy this type of humour which I do, obviouslywhich I guess is a self deprecating British humour.

This, also, was not a success. It’s totally British, totally honest, and utterly candid.

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