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Initiation

Initiation

Chapter:
(p.1) 1: Initiation
Source:
The Adventure of the Real
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0001

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 France, describing the influence upon him of the ideas of Marcel Mauss, as transmitted through his teachers, Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen.

Keywords:   Jean Rouch, Marcel Mauss, Marcel Griaule, Germaine Dieterlen, anthropology

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