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Performance Ethnografie

Jugendliche Selbstrepräsentationen im Kontext von Jean Rouchs partizipativem Forschungsstil

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Kathrin Oester, Bernadette Brunner

For almost two years, a team of anthropologists was teaching media anthropology to 7th to 9th graders in an ethnically mixed and socio-economically underprivileged part of Bern. Like Jean Rouch’s protagonists in Moi, un noir, the adolescent film makers started to explore their urban environment, performing scenes from their daily life and expressing thereby their dreams and fantasies. This article interprets Rouchs proceedings in Moi, un noir as an early form of performance ethnography and re-examines Rouch’s methods half a century after their invention in a new, transnationalised environment.