WorldCat Identities

Marshall, John 1932-2005

Overview
Works: 119 works in 302 publications in 3 languages and 4,829 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Music  Pictorial works  Case studies  Interviews  History  Documentary films  Folklore 
Roles: Director, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Editor, Cinematographer , Producer, fmk, Other, Interviewee, Photographer
Classifications: GN303, 968.83
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  John Marshall Publications about John Marshall
Publications by  John Marshall Publications by John Marshall
posthumous Publications by John Marshall, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Marshall
N!ai the story of a!Kung woman by John Marshall ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compilation of footage of the !Kung people of Namibia from 1951 through 1978. Focuses on the changes in the life of these people as seen through the reflections of one woman, N!ai
The Hunters ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic documentary, the Kalahari Bushmen of Africa wage a constant war for survival against the hot arid climate and unyielding soil. 'The Hunters' focuses on four men who undertake a hunt to obtain meat for their village. The chronicle of their 13-day trek becomes part of the village's folklore, illustrating the ancient roots and continual renewal of African tribal cultures. The film was photographed during a Peabody Museum, Harvard-Smithsonian expedition to the Kalahari Desert of South West Africa led by Laurence Marshall
A Kalahari family ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1951, Laurence and Lorna Marshall and their two children, Elizabeth and John, set out to find the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert. Their aim was to study and document their life and culture. While in Nyae Nyae the Marshall family documented everyday life as well as unusual events and activities, producing a massive body of work that continues to define the fields of anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking today. Encapsulating 50 years of Namibian history, A Kalahari Family represents a lifetime of documentation, research, and personal contact by filmmaker John Marshall
The Cinema of John Marshall ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
N/um tchai the ceremonial dance of the!Kung Bushmen by John Marshall ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents a formalized Bushman curing ceremony in the Kalahari Desert area of South West Africa by showing an all-night n/um tchai (medicine dance) in which a number of men go into trance and exercise special curing powers. Divided into two parts: the first reviews and explains typical dance scenes; the second shows the ceremony without narration
Bitter melons ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents music of the G/wi musician and composer Ukxone, as well as animal songs and games of the Bushmen of the Kalahari. Includes documentary sequences showing how the songs illustrate important aspects if G/wi life. Shot in the mid-1950s by John Marshall as part of the Peabody Museum expedition. From the !Kung and G/wi Bushmen series
Where are the Ju/wasi of Nyae Nyae? : changes in a Bushman society, 1958-1981 by John Marshall ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pull ourselves up or die out by John Marshall ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An example of "advocacy anthropology," this video asserts in caption, voice-over and pictures, that the 8000!Kung San people in Namibia/South West Africa "will die out" if they are removed from their land -- it is clear that they indeed are being dispossessed. What will die out is their traditional culture; whether as individuals they will die out is another question
A rite of passage by John Marshall ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about life among the!Kung, who live in the Kalahari desert. Shows a small ceremony called "marking" which takes place when a!Kung boy kills his first antelope
Dodoth morning a film by Timothy Asch ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ethnographic study of the Dodoth tribe of northern Uganda. Focuses on one morning's family activities which illustrate the Dodoths' social roles, division of labor between the sexes, marital customs, parent-child relationships, village organization, and religious and mythological beliefs
First film by John Marshall ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the 1951 Marshall family expedition to what is now Namibia. Includes a wealth of information about Ju/'hoansi society, including details of material culture and social structure
To hold our ground a field report by John Marshall ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1950's most Ju/'hoansi had been exterminated or were dispossessed by white colonists and black farmers from the Nyae Nyae region in northeastern Namibia. In 1982 a development foundation, funded by European Non-Government Organizations, was started to help Ju/'hoansi keep Eastern Bushmanland and develop subsistence farming. This report, produced in conjunction with a major Land Rights Conference in Namibia in 1991, shows the Ju/'hoan struggle to hold onto their last fragment of land
Tug-of-war, Bushmen by John Marshall ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boys in two teams wrestle over a length of rubber hose
Playing with scorpions by John Marshall ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Children tempt fate, playing with scorpions
Kung bushmen hunting equipment by John Marshall ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film shows in detail all the pieces of the!Kung hunting kit and how each piece is made and used, from the collection of the raw materials to the final fabrication, including the preparation of poison arrows
Kung Bushmen childrens games children throw toy assegais ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young boys throw toy spears into a tree, trying to make them stick in the bark
Margaret Mead a portrait by a friend ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
French filmmaker Jean Rouch interviews AMNH anthropologist Margaret Mead. Mead speaks about her personal history, her family, her influences and mentors, and her field work in Bali, New Guinea, and Manus (also known as Great Admiralty Island). Mead and Rouch walk through the AMNH Hall of Pacific Peoples, and she discusses her theories about museum exhibits. They also visit the Dept. of Anthropology specimen storage area. Towards the conclusion of her interview, Mead considers the history of anthropology and speculates on its future role in building new cultures
Remembering John Marshall by David Tamés ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of filmmaker and activist John Kennedy Marshall who began his career in the 1950s documenting the lives of the Ju/'hoansi people of Namibia - among the last remaining hunter-gatherers - for anthropological audiences. In the 1980s Marshall became an activist helping the Ju/'hoansi fight for land and water rights. He made important contributions to cinéma vérité filmmaking and leaves behind an extensive ethnographic film archive including over 20 films on the Ju'/hoansi. Features interviews with Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Robert Gordon, Alexandra Eliot Marshall, Cynthia Close, Sandeep Ray, Karma Foley, Jayasinhji Jhala, and Rakhi Jhala
The 4th and 5th and the exclusionary rule by John Marshall ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film consists of sequences from the Pittsburgh Police footage intercut with a panel discussion moderated by Professor James Vorenberg of Harvard Law School. Community organizers, police, students and lawyers discussed the issues raised by four sequences, including the implications of the 4th and 5th Constitutional amendments, and the Exclusionary Rule of Evidence for search, seizure, and interrogation procedures
The informant by John Marshall ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film focuses on a black burglary suspect who, during interrogation by police offers his services as an "undercover" informant - providing the police will suppress his charge
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Marshall, John, M.A.

Marshall, J. (John), 1932-2005
Marshall John K. 1932-2005
Languages
English (152)
Khoisan (1)
German (1)