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Title Experiments with empire : anthropology and fiction in the French Atlantic / Justin Izzo.
Author Izzo, Justin, author.
Publication Durham : Duke University Press, 2019.
Copyright date ©2019
Description ix, 282 pages ; 24 cm.
Call # 840.9355 I
Series Theory in forms
Theory in forms.
Contents Ethnographic didacticism and Africanist melancholy : Leiris, Hampaté-Bâ, and the epistemology of style -- The director of modern life : Jean Rouch's ethnofiction -- Folklore, fiction, and ethnographic nation building : Price-Mars, Alexis, Depestre, Laferrière -- Creole novels and the ethnographic production of literary history : Glissant, Chamoiseau, Confiant -- Speculative cityscapes and premillennial policing : ethnographies of the present in Jean-Claude Izzo's crime trilogy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In 'Experiments with Empire' Justin Izzo examines how twentieth-century writers, artists, and anthropologists from France, West Africa, and the Caribbean experimented with ethnography and fiction in order to explore new ways of knowing the colonial and postcolonial world. Focusing on novels, films, and ethnographies that combine fictive elements and anthropological methods and modes of thought, Izzo shows how empire gives ethnographic fictions the raw materials for thinking beyond empire's political and epistemological boundaries. In works by French surrealist writer Michel Leiris and filmmaker Jean Rouch, Malian writer Amadou Hampate Ba, Martinican author Patrick Chamoiseau, and others, anthropology no longer functions on behalf of imperialism as a way to understand and administer colonized peoples; its relationship with imperialism gives writers and artists the opportunity for textual experimentation and political provocation. It also, Izzo contends, helps readers to better make sense of the complicated legacy of imperialism and to imagine new democratic futures.
Subject French literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
French fiction -- French-speaking countries -- History and criticism.
Ethnology in literature.
Imperialism in literature.
Imperialism in motion pictures.
Politics and literature -- History -- 20th century.
Literature and society -- History -- 20th century.
Ethnology in literature. (OCoLC)fst00916180
French fiction. (OCoLC)fst00934302
French literature. (OCoLC)fst00934688
Imperialism in literature. (OCoLC)fst00968142
Imperialism in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst00968143
Literature and society. (OCoLC)fst01000096
Politics and literature. (OCoLC)fst01069960
French-speaking countries. (OCoLC)fst01253054
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
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