9781496823847-1496823842-Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans

ISBN-13: 9781496823847
ISBN-10: 1496823842
Author: Wade, Leslie A., Roberts, Robin, de Caro, Frank
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Format: Paperback 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781496823847
ISBN-10: 1496823842
Author: Wade, Leslie A., Roberts, Robin, de Caro, Frank
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Format: Paperback 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Wade, Leslie A., Roberts, Robin, de Caro, Frank wrote Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans comprising 256 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1496823842 and 9781496823847. Since then Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding region in 2005, the city debated whether to press on with Mardi Gras or cancel the parades. Ultimately, they decided to proceed. New Orleans’s recovery certainly has resulted from a complex of factors, but the city’s unique cultural life―perhaps its greatest capital―has been instrumental in bringing the city back from the brink of extinction.

Voicing a civic fervor, local writer Chris Rose spoke for the importance of Carnival when he argued to carry on with the celebration of Mardi Gras following Katrina: “We are still New Orleans. We are the soul of America. We embody the triumph of the human spirit. Hell, we ARE Mardi Gras."

Since 2006, a number of new Mardi Gras practices have gained prominence. The new parade organizations or krewes, as they are called, interpret and revise the city’s Carnival traditions but bring innovative practices to Mardi Gras. The history of each parade reveals the convergence of race, class, age, and gender dynamics in these new Carnival organizations. Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans examines six unique, offbeat, Downtown celebrations. Using ethnography, folklore, cultural studies, and performance studies, the authors analyze new Mardi Gras’s connection to traditional Mardi Gras. The narrative of each krewe’s development is fascinating and unique, illustrating participants’ shared desire to contribute to New Orleans’s rich and vibrant culture.

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