The ethnographic film Transfiction (2007, 2010) was the first output of a practice-based research project on the ethnofiction films of Jean Rouch, that aimed to establish if Rouch’s approach could be recognised as a generic method in visual and social anthropology, and applied as a compliment to conventional methods in the social sciences. (Sjöberg 2008a, 2008b and 2011) This chapter will explore psychodrama in ethnographic film by tracing the practice from its founder Jacob Moreno, through Rouch’s films, to its legacy in Transfiction.
|Translated title of the contribution||‘A sort of Psychodrama’: Applied drama as ethnographic method in Jean Rouch’s films|
|Title of host publication||Dans le sillage de Jean Rouch|
|Subtitle of host publication||Témoignages et essais|
|Place of Publication||Paris, France|
|Publisher||Maison des sciences de l'homme|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Apr 2018|