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Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Vincent Debaene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book takes as its object of analysis the relationship between literature and anthropology in France during the twentieth century, a moment that marked ethnography’s rise to prominence as a field ... More


Les Flambeurs d’hommes: The Ethiopian Chronicles of Marcel Griaule

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 7 studies Marcel Griaule’s Les Flambeurs d’hommes, an opaque ethnographic text dealing with an imagined, archaic Ethiopia. It accounts for the oddities of this book, full of archaisms and ... More


The Birth of a Discipline

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the birth of anthropology as an institutionalized academic discipline in early twentieth-century France. It looks at the founding of the Institut d’ethnologie and the Musée de ... More


Initiation

in The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter outlines the circumstances under which, as a very young man in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Jean Rouch was first attracted to anthropology, or ethnology as it was then known in ... More


Rhetoric, the Document, and Atmosphere

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

When they returned from the field, French anthropologists published both specialized and broadly scientific materials but also texts that were harder to classify, literary and narrative-based ... More


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