Mardi Gras, Gumbo, and Zydeco: Readings in Louisiana Culture

Mardi Gras, Gumbo, and Zydeco: Readings in Louisiana Culture

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by Marcia Gaudet
     
 

An anthology of essays that afford an understanding of southern Louisiana's diverse cultureSee more details below

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An anthology of essays that afford an understanding of southern Louisiana's diverse culture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578065301
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,200,080
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Mardi Gras, Gumbo, and Zydeco: An Introduction to Louisiana Culture
Ch. 1Mardi Gras and the Media: Who's Fooling Whom?3
Ch. 2Buffalo Bill and the Mardi Gras Indians16
Ch. 3Every Man a King: Worldview, Social Tension, and Carnival in New Orleans26
Ch. 4Mardi Gras Chase42
Ch. 5The New Orleans King Cake in Southwest Louisiana48
Ch. 6Christmas Bonfires in South Louisiana: Tradition and Innovation59
Ch. 7The Creole Tradition71
Ch. 8Hidden Nation: The Houmas Speak80
Ch. 9Some Accounts of Witch Riding89
Ch. 10Charlene Richard: Folk Veneration among the Cajuns103
Ch. 11Ote Voir Ta Sacree Soutane: Anti-Clerical Humor in French Louisiana123
Ch. 12The Social and Symbolic Uses of Ethnic/Regional Foodways: Cajuns and Crawfish in South Louisiana134
Ch. 13Is It Cajun, or Is It Creole?150
Suggestions for Further Reading on Louisiana Culture154
Notes on Contributors156
Questions and Topics for Classroom Discussion and Writing Assignments158
Index171

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