The Innocent Anthropologist

The Innocent Anthropologist

Travel & Maps, Travel Writing, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 15/02/2011
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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.

  • Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781906011505
  • Number of pages: 192

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The Innocent Anthropologist
Another great reprint from Eland
The Innocent Anthropologist caused something of a sensation when it was first published in the early 1980s (and was followed shortly by the equally wonderf... READ MORE
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The Innocent Anthropologist
The Innocent Anthropogist
I bought this for my husband having read a positive review. He can't put it down, shares stories and comments from it and loves it. My husband taught some ... READ MORE
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