"Baby Dolls" Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition

ISBN-10: 0807150703
ISBN-13: 9780807150702
Edition: 2013
Authors: Kim Marie Vaz
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 178
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Kim Vaz is an Associate Professor of Psychological and Social Foundations at the University of South Florida. Gary Lemons is Associate Professor of English at the University of South Florida.

Prelude: On Being an Example of Hope
Foreword: Black Storyville
Introduction: A New Orleans Mardi Gras Masking Tradition
Gender, Race, and Masking in the Age of Jim Crow
Women Dancing the Jazz
"Oh You Beautiful Doll": The Baby Doll as a National Sex Symbol in the Progressive Era
A New Group of Baby Dolls Hits the Streets
"We Are No Generation": Resurrecting the Central Role of Dance to the Creation of New Orleans Music
Acknowledgments
Appendixes
A History of Baby Doll Masking in the Baby Dolls' Own Words
Some Known Million Dollar Baby Doll Participants
The Geographical Landscape of the Million Dollar Baby Doll
Million Dollar Baby Doll Slang
Charting the History of Baby Doll Groups
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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