Lords of Misrule: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New Orleans
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BeschreibungMardi Gras remains one of the most distinctive features of New Orleans. Although the city has celebrated Carnival since its days as a French and Spanish colonial outpost, the rituals familiar today were largely established in the Civil War era by a white male elite. In fact, the men behind the masks on the parade floats and at the Mardi Gras balls have kept the spirit of the Confederacy alive. They have put artistry and erudition into their Carnival displays while harboring a virulent racism that has led to violence and massacre. Because the Mardi Gras organizations have remained secret societies, their role in the white supremacist cause has not been fully recorded, until now.PiLords of Misrule/i is the first book to explore the effects of Mardi Gras on the social and political development of New Orleans, the first to analyze recent attempts to end racial segregation within the organizations that stage the annual festivities.PThe history of Carnival is so intertwined with the
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV PR OF MISSISSIPPI
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1997
Seitenanzahl: 303 Seiten