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Cajun women and Mardi Gras : reading the rules backward / Carolyn E. Ware.

Author/Creator:
Ware, Carolyn.
Publication:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 233 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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Subjects:
Carnival -- Louisiana.
Cajuns -- Louisiana -- Social life and customs.
Women -- Louisiana -- Social life and customs.
Sex role -- Louisiana.
Louisiana -- Social life and customs.
Contents:
Introduction : Les Mardi Gras come but once a year
Just like Cinderella : women's traditional Mardi Gras roles
Not just the work : Cajun women's masking traditions
Organizing mayhem : country Mardi Gras associations
All's fair in love and Mardi Gras : the Tee Mamou women's run
Letting it fly : the Basile run
Festive reversals : inversion, intensification, and coding
Epilogue : women's everyday lives and Mardi Gras.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-220) and index.
ISBN:
0252031385 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780252031380 (cloth : alk. paper)
0252073770 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780252073779 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
69241394