- Title Pages
- 1: Initiation
- 2: The Surrealist Encounter
- 3: Nothing But Cinema
- 4: Encounters with Spirits
- 5: Heroes of the Modern World
- 6: Dreams of Black and White
- 7: Images of Power
- Part II Between Paris and the Land of Nowhere
- 8: Chronicle of a Violent Game
- 9: New Wave Experiments
- 10: Between Paris and the Land of Nowhere
- 11: A Struggle Waged Against Corruption
- Part III The Craft of Ethnographic Cinema
- 12: Inspired Performance
- 13: The Harsh Dialogue
- 14: The Fixing of the Truth
- 15: Shared Anthropology
- 16: The Legacy of Jean Rouch
- Appendix I The Films of Jean Rouch
- Appendix II Jean Rouch's Films By Year and Category, 1946–2002
- Appendix III Films about Jean Rouch and His Nigerien Associates
- Reference List
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.
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