This book is a light-hearted account of Anderson’s “rite of passage” as an anthropologist–her first fieldwork, which was a year of study in Denmark. First Fieldwork: The Misadventures of an Anthropologist by Barbara Gallatin Anderson Anderson takes readers thereā€”to the experience of first fieldwork. First Fieldwork has 75 ratings and 5 reviews. Catherine said: This ethnography is an excellent record of Anderson’s encroachment on the village of Taarnb.

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From cooking and culture shock to data gathering and childbirth, First Fieldwork animates the lighter side of fieldwork, its follies and foibles, triumphs and disasters.

First Fieldwork: The Misadventures of an Anthropologist

The Misadventures of an Anthropologist. People who have traveled to a foreign country before will really relate. Katie Corr rated it really liked it Mar 16, About Barbara Gallatin Anderson. Account Options Sign in.

Twelve months in a tiny island village facing the wild North Sea. From the arrival of the Anderson family to their eventful departure, students follow the professional and personal challenges of a culture change study.

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There are a lot of funny short stories included, about the authors experiences. Fieldwork A Rite of Passage. Ab Fieldwork A Rite of Passage. Excellent book and easy to read. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Forces of urbanization are turning the life but not the soul of thatched-roof Taarnby from the sea to the nearby city of Copenhagen. Esra rated it really liked it Feb 04, Anderson provides an accurate account of her perceptions and feelings while recording the same of those misadventuures her community, and put together makes for a remarkable and satisfying story. Maria A rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Learn more about Amazon Prime.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The lesson anthdopologist me was that although fieldwork can include a series of embarrassing and uncomfortable events, it is often those very things that can be of the most value in learning to effectively navigate and describe a culture.

First Fieldwork; the misadventures of an anthropologist

I was especially amused by the chapter about the Danish bathhouse in Copenhagen. The Year of Living Danishly: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Enter your mobile number or email address antheopologist and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Shooting the Outhouse Man Anderson takes readers there – to the misadventhres of first fieldwork. Around the World in 30 Years. Written with wit and insight, fifteen chapters each exploring a key anthropological concept chronicle daily life in a Danish maritime community.

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Trivia Ifrst First Fieldwork: Anyone who has done fieldwork will identify with the humor and the pathos; anyone planning it will profit from the demystification that Anderson brings to this anthropological rite of passage. Grace Pokela rated it liked it Oct 10, I’d say more but hell, just read Catherine’s review and you’ll get the idea!

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From inside the book. From cooking and culture shock to data gathering and childbirth, First Fieldwork animates the lighter side of fieldwork, its follies and foibles, miasdventures and disasters. A Rite of Passage 2.

Culture Shock Trouble Along the Way. Ross rated it liked it Jan 27,