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Author Stoller, Paul.

Title The cinematic griot : the ethnography of Jean Rouch / Paul Stoller.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.80092 ROUC/STOL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography "Bibliography of Jean Rouch": pages 223-225.
"Filmography of Jean Rouch": pages 227-233.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-243) and index.
Summary The most prolific ethnographic filmmaker in the world, a pioneer of cinema verite, and one of the earliest ethnographers of African societies, Jean Rouch (1917-) remains a controversial and often misunderstood figure in histories of anthropology and film. This situation, Paul Stoller suggests, results largely from the neglect of Rouch's voluminous and ongoing ethnographic writings. Stoller, who has done more fieldwork among the Songhay of Niger than anyone other than Rouch himself, here presents for the first time an extensive analysis of the ethnography in Rouch's writings and films. By doing so, he seeks to clarify Rouch's approach, hi position, and his significance to contemporary anthropological debates.
Subject Rouch, Jean.
Ethnologists -- France.
Ethnologists -- Niger.
Motion pictures in ethnology.
Songhai (African people)
Cinematographers -- France.
ISBN 0226775461 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226775488 (paperback: alk. paper)