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Downtown Mardi Gras

Downtown Mardi Gras

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction Downtown Mardi Gras
Source:
Downtown Mardi Gras
Author(s):
Leslie A. Wade
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496823786.003.0001

Mardi Gras functions as the city’s principle synecdoche; yet, the holiday can also serve as a barometer or indicator of fluctuating civic tensions, as Carnival has remained fluid and changeable, sensitive to the altering complexions of the city—its demographics, politics, economics, and social organization.

Keywords:   Post-Katrina New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Race, Gender, class

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