Ciné-Ethnography: Jean Rouch Edited and translated by Steven Feld. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, $ cloth; $ paper. Jean Rouch was a French filmmaker and anthropologist. He is considered to be one of the Godard said of Rouch in the Cahiers du Cinéma (Notebooks on Cinema) n°94 . Portis, Irene – Jean Rouch: The Semiotics of Ethnographic Film Irene Portis – Winner Cambridge, MA August 7, ; Rothman, William (editor). Cine-Ethnography has 19 ratings and 0 reviews. One of the most influential figures in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, Jean Rouch.
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It is a book both by and about the pioneering documentary filmmaker whose motion pictures unite cinema and ethnography, documentary and drama, empirical science and surrealist dreams.
Yet the actors communicate, make decisions, and after a time, look at their watches. And yet — it still tends to astound. Steven Feld is professor of music and anthropology at Columbia Etnography. There is a jokey side to Rouch which sometimes undermines his purpose.
Shortly afterwards he returned to France to participate in the Resistance. Karla Noriega marked it as to-read Sep 16, Djibril Diop Mambety, in his interview with Ukadike: Film and MediaAnthropologyCultural Criticism. And pose new ones.
He was also hailed by the French New Wave as one of theirs. While he now has no particular commitment to what may be an outdated Freudian summation, it should be noted that his practice of spontaneous voice-over narration is important to rpuch.
And in four interviews, Rouch thoughtfully reflects on each of his films, as well as his artistic, intellectual, and political concerns.
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The people performing the ceremony are different from us — yet jezn us. Views Read Edit View history. Steven Feld is professor of music and anthropology at Columbia University.
Leonardo marked it as to-read Dec 23, They situate us in relation to objects, deploying what is suggestive and expressive in the world. Etjnography Rouch puts it: The narration was put together in two days, recorded at the radio station in Abidjan. The Ethnography of Jean Rouch. He studied civil roufh before turning to film and anthropology in response to his experiences in West Africa during World War II. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
Cine-Ethnography by Jean Rouch. Rouch spent four months travelling with Sorko fishermen in a traditional pirogue.
Cine-Ethnography by Jean Rouch
Only in the past decade, as academic anthropology has rediscovered the ethnographic museum, the world of goods and sensory experience and the bodies in which the knowledge of society is ingrained, has ethnographic and folkloristic film come to be seen as an ideal medium not merely to ethnograpuy but to explore and to engage with the process of living Marcus Banks, Duke University Press, Bobby Rokch rated it it was amazing Jul 22, The improvised narration is from the hero, Edward G. Vera Marques marked it as to-read Dec 11, This page was last edited on 27 Septemberat Maegan marked it as to-read Jan 26, Bret marked it as to-read Sep 27, Too dangerous, perhaps too fantastic.
And by ethnogrpahy strange paradox I had started my life as an engineer of bridges and roads by blowing up the most prestigious bridges in France.
Refresh and try again. Christopher rated it it was amazing Aug 30, When they develop the photos, translate and transcribe the ritual texts, minutely describing the details of the ceremony, they send off the material to Griaule at the Jexn for Africanists in Paris.
And after many viewings, I at last know why Morin has a strange grin on his face that seems out of place in one segment of this scene — he was drunk, he tells us, half-way through the meal