Cine-Ethnography (Visible Evidence) [Jean Rouch, Steven Feld] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of the most influential figures in. Cine-Ethnography is a long-overdue English-language resource that collects Rouch’s key writings, interviews, and other materials that distill his thinking on. CinĂ©-Ethnography: Jean Rouch. Edited and translated by Steven Feld. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, $ cloth; $ paper.

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The blood of the dog mixes with the foam, and on the face of cien-ethnography young man, eyes look with a wildness, a terror, something language, ordinary or scholarly, would struggle to describe. Feld notes that the attitude entailed in the latter term is similar to what is now called “self-reflexive” anthropology.

For me, as an ethnographer and filmmaker, there is almost no boundary between documentary film and films of fiction. Rouch advocates companion pamphlets or booklets to accompany films for those who want to know more. Filmed as a silent ethnographic piece, Zika helped re-edit the film into a feature-length movie which stood somewhere between documentary and fiction docufictionand provided dialogue and commentary for a release.

Jean Rouch

He praises the resourcefulness of the people in the film as “a kind of populist avant-garde”. Color symbolism Visual culture Body culture Material culture New media. In Paris in the mid 70s a young ami, a Tuareg from Mali, stopped at one of the cinemas in the Latin Quarter, pointing to stills from a film we should see. One of his stories casts a magical light on his way of working: Gallimard,and my “Sweet finitude: One, Robert Flaherty, was a geographer-explorer who was doing ethnography without knowing it.


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In the four essays that follow, Rouch discusses the ethnographic film as a genre, the history of African cinema, his experiences of filmmaking among the Songhay, and the intertwined histories of French colonialism, anthropology, and cinema. He devoured classic texts on Cine-ethjography history, and read Griaule’s Masques Dogons.

They situate us in relation to objects, deploying what is suggestive and expressive in the world. Cartographic Cinema Tom Conley Limited preview.

As Rouch says to him: And in four interviews, Rouch thoughtfully reflects on each of his films, as well as his artistic, intellectual, and political concerns. Such poetic conceptions are a long way cine-ethnigraphy what Paul Stoller describes as “plain style” anthropology, in which “ethnographic film” supplements a written text where the proper analysis is done and the real theory lies.

Of course “Club Rouch” has branches all over the world. Everything that my generation learned during the previous twenty years was revealed to be an illusion in just one month in May Certainly the cine-ethnofraphy complete book in English about the work of this paramount character of visual anthropology.

And by a strange paradox I had started my rouvh as an engineer of bridges and roads by blowing up the most prestigious bridges in France. My library Help Advanced Book Search. No beating around the bush here. Home Current Catalogs Blog. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

Indiana University Press, Mr J L Morrison rated it it was amazing May 22, Salvatore rated it it was amazing Jan 22, And while Morin’s hopes are outrageous, in the film there is a lack of absolutism that is precisely one of its strengths, Morin himself aiming for something more humble, for “the possibility of being a bit of one’s self” To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He was also hailed by the French New Wave as one of theirs.


Cine-Ethnography by Jean Rouch

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. The fact that anthropologists contextualize what students will see beforehand, “arming” them against shock, tends to mean students find the film more assimilable than they otherwise cine-ethnograpby. I move through crowds at top speed, I precede soldiers on cine-ethnoggraphy, I take off with airplanes, I flip over on my back, I fall down and stand back up as bodies fall down One of the most influential figures in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, Jean Rouch has made more than one hundred films in West Africa and France.

Write a general book for the public on this investigation we are now doing on the migrations in the Ivory Coast, which, otherwise, if it ever sees the light of day, will interest only a few specialists? Apart from “mutilating the image”, it is often impossible to condense and cover everything said within a given screen time.