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Mardi Gras Indians. Gretna: Pelican Pub. Like so many other seeming verities of folklore studies, the concept of folk region is subject to critique to the degree it is premised on unexamined essentialisms.


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But, that said, it is difficult not to see southern Louisiana as virtually the epitome of a geographically bounded cultural profile that is so distinctive, so lively, and so visibly enacted as to justify the designation "folklore land. The complexity of the region's rich cultural milieu comes across in this eclectic reader, which includes both academic and journalistic selections. Topics range from urban and rural Mardi Gras celebrations to veneration of folk saints and from the Christmas bonfire tradition to witchcraft beliefs. Essays by these authors mingle with pieces by non-academic documentarists and freelance writers-Glen Pitre, Barbara Sillery, Michael Tisserand, and others-who have deep connections to the region and who display admirable sensitivity to the complexities of cultural dynamics.

Overall, the expertise and intellectual substance of this volume is above question.

Traditional Cajun Country Mardi Gras Experience -- Eunice and Mamou, Louisiana