Anthropology and Sociology
As women play an increasingly prominent part in many Cajun Mardi Gras runs, they bring their own styles of roleplaying and masking to the celebration. A handful of creative women have taken the lead in commodifying the rural tradition, making and marketing Mardi Gras suits and masks on a large scale. This article looks at Cajun women's disguises as a way of understanding their larger influence on the festival.
Journal of American Folklore
Ware, C. E.
(2001). Anything to Act Crazy: Cajun Women and Mardi Gras Disguise. Journal of American Folklore, 114(452), 225-247.
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