Review of Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans by Leslie A. Wade, Robin Roberts, and Frank de Caro and Walking Raddy: The New Orleans Baby Dolls edited by Kim Vaz-Deville

  • Aurélie Godet
Keywords: Carnival, New Orleans, Baby Dolls, performance tradition, commodification, cultural appropriation, gentrification

Author Biography

Aurélie Godet

Aurélie Godet is associate professor of US history at the Université de Paris (formerly Paris Diderot University). Since releasing a book on the Tea Party movement in 2012 (Le Tea Party: Portrait d’une Amérique désorientée), she has been working on the history of Louisiana and of festive practices in the United States. Her next volume will be a political history of New Orleans Mardi Gras from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. She was a Fulbright visiting researcher at Tulane University in 2018.

Published
2020-11-30
How to Cite
Godet, Aurélie. 2020. “Review of Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans by Leslie A. Wade, Robin Roberts, and Frank De Caro and Walking Raddy: The New Orleans Baby Dolls Edited by Kim Vaz-Deville”. Journal of Festive Studies 2 (1), 341-49. https://doi.org/10.33823/jfs.2020.2.1.83.