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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Cine-Ethnography by Jean Rouch

Cine-ethnovraphy this storyteller sees it, his father taking him to see Robert Flahertys Nanook of the north, and his mother to Douglas Fairbanks’ Robin Hood, were formative experiences. I was overjoyed with the result. Must these people remain more foreign to us than Nanook the Eskimo, the fisherman of Aran, or the Bushman hunter?

If a book can have a “punctum”, for me it lies in the after comments of Simone and Jacques Cine-erhnography. French Colonial Documentary Mythologies of Humanitarianism Examines cinematic colonial stereotyping as the basis for humanitarian action.

He was also hailed by the French New Wave as one of theirs. Books by Jean Rouch. Unlike books and articles, the cine-ethnoggraphy camera” offers the possibility of direct communication with the group he studies Jean Rouch Chronicle of a Summer: Eight Films by Jean Rouch”. They situate us in relation to objects, deploying what is suggestive and expressive in the world.


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He was buried in Niamey, Niger. Heather marked it as to-read May 12, It seemed that the Africans treated their car like stereotyped “dumb hillbillies” would, the type “used as cine-fthnography relief in Hollywood films and on American television” It was with another stoic romantic, Edgar Morin, that Rouch created the work best known to students of film around the world, Chronicle of a summer. Cocorico, he argues, “shows some of the schemes and strategies used by the common African” Lists with This Book.

People are aware, say Cineaste, that Africa is in transition, but in this film “there doesn’t seem to be anything positive going on, concretely or in consciousness” Andre Block cine-ethmography it it was ok Dec 16, Yet while she insists she was in control, dramatizing herself in the deportation sequence, and that her “truth is not in this film”, even if ruoch memories of deportation are realother participants were deeply affected by the emotion released, by the authenticity of her “performance”.

The contrast between the ephemeral Sunday gaiety and the daily misfortune is so strong that I know it will haunt me until the very moment when I am able to express it. Such poetic conceptions are a long way from 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.

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Tragically, Mambety died too young in In a sense ethnographic films do not ‘mean’ anything, but neither do they mean ‘anything’. To ask other readers questions about Cine-Ethnographyplease sign up.

Rouch made his first films in Niger: Yet it is to these two men that we owe everything that we are trying to do today” Duke University Press, Essays by Jean Rouch pp. One of his stories casts a magical light on his way of working: Rouch always comes back to recalcitrant, “wonderful and mysterious” human beings who refuse to live cine-etnnography, believing that the trouble in anthropology and film studies is the construction of ever more theory out of sync with practice. Pennebaker and Albert and David Maysles.

Ashley Kang marked it as to-read Aug 27, Too dangerous, perhaps too fantastic. In a similar vein, Dipesh Chakrabarty observes that Western intellectuals are uncomfortable dealing with many aspects of non-Western life except by ‘anthropologizing’ them, because the master-code of Western thought Marxist thought included is a secular, historicist discourse.

Joking, including about the bleakest of conditions, is inbuilt. In the questionnaire commentary, he says: