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Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans

Teresa A. Toulouse and Barbara C. Ewell

Abstract

Sweet Spots examines the dense meanings of interstitial spaces in New Orleans architecture and culture. “Interstitial space” refers not only to distinctive features of New Orleans’ houses—high ceilings, hidden passageways, balconies, courtyards and portes-de-cocheres, for example--but also to the relation of such features to the city’s streets and neighborhoods. Thirteen interdisciplinary contributors explore the roles played by “in-between” spaces in expressing and shaping intersections of race, class, gender, and environment in New Orleans. Sweet Spots is rich with visual materials, from map ... More

Keywords: New Orleans culture, New Orleans architecture, Interstitial space, Race, class, and gender in New Orleans, Urban environment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496817020
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496817020.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Teresa A. Toulouse, editor
University of Colorado, Boulder

Barbara C. Ewell, editor
Loyola University New Orleans

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