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Negotiating Difference in French Louisiana Music – Categories, Stereotypes, and Identifications - University Press of Mississippi
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Negotiating Difference in French Louisiana Music: Categories, Stereotypes, and Identifications

Sara Le Menestrel


This book explores the role of music in negotiating difference. It brings to light processes of differentiation and social stereotypes and hierarchies at at work in the evolving French Louisiana musical field. It also draws attention to the interactions between binary oppositions such as black and white, urban and rural, differentiation and creolization, traditional and modern, and local, national and global. The book argues for the importance of desegregating the understanding of French Louisiana music by situating it beyond ethnic or racial identifications, bringing to light the importance o ... More

Keywords: Difference, Stereotype, Identification, Regionalism, French Louisiana music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781628461459
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2016 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461459.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Le Menestrel, author
National Center for Scientific Research (Paris)

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