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Cajun Country (Folklife in the South Series)

Barry Jean Ancelet

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ISBN 10: 0878054677 / ISBN 13: 9780878054671
Published by University Press of Mississippi, 1991
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Title: Cajun Country (Folklife in the South Series)

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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This insightful book is by far the broadest examination of traditional Cajun culture ever assembled. It goes beyond the stereotypes and surface treatment given to Cajuns by the popular media and examines the great variety of cultural elements alive in Cajun culture today―cooking, music, storytelling, architecture, arts and crafts, and festivals, as well as traditional occupations such as fishing, hunting, and trapping. It not only gives fascinating descriptions of elements in Cajun life that have been woven into the fabric of American history and folklore; it also explains how they came to be. Cajun Country reveals the historical background of the Cajun people, who migrated to Louisiana as exiles from their Canadian homeland, and it shows their folklife as a living and ongoing legacy that enriches America.

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A sensitive, comprehensive study providing the broadest look at traditional Cajun culture ever assembled

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