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The Innocent Anthropologist by Nigel Barley
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Dec 31, 2009

it was amazing

This was brilliant! I may make my 101 class read it. Except they're too young in the field to get the professional jokes. Oh, it was funny. I think the best part of the whole thing was his comment on getting language slightly wrong and saying very politely to an honorable woman, "Hi, so nice to see you, you cuXX."

We've all done it! At least if we've done fieldwork in another language, we've done it.

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