The Innocent Anthropologist

by Nigel Barley

The Innocent Anthropologist Synopsis

The wittiest introduction to the life of a social anthropologist ever written. Studying in the Cameroons for his first experience of fieldwork, Barley discovers that the society of the Dowayo people refuses to conform to the rules of his new discipline. Although set amongst a little-known tribe in the Cameroons, this slim volume reaches out to a vast audience who would otherwise never look at a travel book about West Africa, let alone an anthropological field study. A seminal text for any student in search of a laugh. Witty, hilarious and unconventional, but also a remarkable intellectual achievement; Barley manages to turn the western science of anthropology on its head, so that for once the laugh is on the professional practitioners not the observed.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906011505
Publication date: 15th February 2011
Author: Nigel Barley
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Anthropology,

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