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The Louisiana field guide : understanding life in the Pelican State

Author: Ryan Orgera; Wayne Parent
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2014.
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"In Louisiana, every bite of food and each turn of phrase is an expression of cultural literacy. Correctly pronouncing “Tchoupitoulas” or “Atchafalaya,” knowing the difference between the first Governor Long and the second one, being able to spot the artwork of Caroline Durieux, and honoring the distinction between a Creole and a Cajun roux serve not just as markers of familiarity; they represent acts of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan Orgera; Wayne Parent
ISBN: 9780807157763 0807157767
OCLC Number: 880499849
Description: xi, 258 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Shaping Louisiana : our geography and environment --
The geography of Louisiana / Kent Mathewson --
The tie that binds : Louisiana's natural riches / A. Raynie Harlan and David P. Harlan --
Louisiana history / Alecia P. Long --
Louisiana cultures : a Creole mosaic / Joyce Marie Jackson --
Love vine and lived religion in Louisiana / Michael Pasquier --
The many languages of Louisiana --
Louisiane/Louzyan/Luisian/Louisiana / Ryan Orgera --
Les Cadiens / Aaron C. Emmitte --
Creole French in Louisiana/Kreyòl andan la Louzyann / Thomas A. Klingler --
Cajun vernacular English / Sylvie Dubois --
Literary carnival and the dream state / Karen Williams --
The local diet / Maggie Heyn Richardson --
Louisiana politics : populism, reform, and disaster / Wayne Parent --
Seeing and hearing Louisiana : music and film --
"How did we end up at this party?" : a feral Louisiana playlist / Alex V. Cook --
Authenticity as a conundrum in eight Louisiana films / Zack Godshall --
The architecture of Louisiana / J. Michael Desmond --
Louisiana as center for the arts / Richard Anthony Lewis --
LSU football and other sports in Louisiana / Barry C. Cowan.
Responsibility: edited by Ryan Orgera & Wayne Parent.

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"In Louisiana, every bite of food and each turn of phrase is an expression of cultural literacy. Correctly pronouncing “Tchoupitoulas” or “Atchafalaya,” knowing the difference between the first Governor Long and the second one, being able to spot the artwork of Caroline Durieux, and honoring the distinction between a Creole and a Cajun roux serve not just as markers of familiarity; they represent acts of preservation. The Louisiana Field Guide: Understanding Life in the Pelican State expands on this everyday communion of history, delving into the cultural patchwork that makes the Gumbo State both thoroughly American and absolutely singular. An authoritative lineup of contributors reintroduces Louisiana through the lenses of environment, geography, history, politics, religion, culture, language, sports, literature, film, music, architecture, food, and art. Whether describing the archi-tectural details of the Ursuline Convent in the French Quarter or sharing the family history of Bourgeois? Meat Market just outside of Thibodaux, the essays in The Louisiana Field Guide present a fresh and expansive look at the enchanting and perplexing Pelican State. At once an accessible primer and a rich omnibus, this volume explores the well-known destinations and far-flung corners of Louisiana, from Cameron Parish to Congo Square, offering an enlightening companion guide for visitors and a trust-worthy reference for residents." -- from publisher's website.

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