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Carnival Is WomanFeminism and Performance in Caribbean Mas$
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Frances Henry and Dwaine Plaza

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496825445

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496825445.001.0001

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Taking the Queen to the Streets: The Jaycees Carnival Queen Competition and the Pretty Mas’ Aesthetic

Taking the Queen to the Streets: The Jaycees Carnival Queen Competition and the Pretty Mas’ Aesthetic

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(p.77) Chapter 4 Taking the Queen to the Streets: The Jaycees Carnival Queen Competition and the Pretty Mas’ Aesthetic
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Carnival Is Woman
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Samantha Noel

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496825445.003.0005

In this chapter, examines how the Jaycees Carnival Queen competition upheld upper and middle class mores in opposition to a largely black and working class aesthetic, thereby creating a national tradition. By the 1940s, the competition became the focus of the annual festival. It eclipsed the Calypso King competition, the hub of creative, social and political expression for the black masses.

Keywords:   Carnival, Queen, Women, Calypso, Competition

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