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Downtown Mardi GrasNew Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans$
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Leslie A. Wade, Robin Roberts, and Frank de Caro

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496823786

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496823786.001.0001

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Downtown Mardi Gras

Downtown Mardi Gras

(p.3) Introduction Downtown Mardi Gras
Downtown Mardi Gras

Leslie A. Wade

University Press of Mississippi

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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