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Walking RaddyThe Baby Dolls of New Orleans$
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Kim Vaz-Deville

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496817396

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496817396.001.0001

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Is the Unruly Woman Masker Still Relevant?

Is the Unruly Woman Masker Still Relevant?

(p.109) Is the Unruly Woman Masker Still Relevant?
Walking Raddy

Kim Vaz-Deville

University Press of Mississippi

The Baby Doll tradition remains relevant because it continues to excite women who mask and the new audiences that are embracing them. The practice resonates with sacred ritual traditions of Guede, Rara and the Eleusinian mysteries that involve satire. The tradition provides an accessible means of participation in a topsy-turvy tradition where unruly women control the spectator’s gaze though they may not in their everyday lives.

Keywords:   Ritual, Guede, Rara, Eleusinian, Satire

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