Chapter

Initiation

in The Adventure of the Real

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780226327143
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226327167 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0001
Initiation

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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

Chapter.  4977 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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