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« Isac Chiva. Entretien avec Christian Bromberger et Alain Morel »

Christian Bromberger, Isac Chiva & Alain Morel
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“Isac Chiva. Interview with Christian Bromberger and Alain Morel”, collection “L’Ethnologie en héritage”, n°1, director : Stéphane Jourdain ; producer : Gilles Le Mao /La Huit, 2009, 150 min.

Presentation :
Born in Romania in 1925, Isaac Chiva began practising ethnology at the Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires. He was a researcher at the CNRS, then at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, where he created the multidisciplinary journal Études Rurales. He was deputy director of the Laboratory of Social Anthropology alongside Claude Lévi-Strauss. He also played a decisive role in the establishment of institutions at the Ministry of Culture, and was responsible for developing and promoting ethnological heritage. Chiva was in charge of defining a policy for rural cultural heritage.

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